SciFiWire: Spidey4 dropped!, Raimi and Maguire out! on to WoW!! and hey how bout EvilDead 4!!?!?!?!

Sam Raimi at San Diego Comic Con 2008

Oh! Can we get the World of Warcraft movie now instead?! Awesome!! Oooh! and Evil Dead 4??? Please??? This is like freeing Whedon of Dollhouse, free Sam Raimi! more fantasy! more horror!!

SciFiWire:

[Updated: Sony has confirmed this news. The new Spider-Man reboot will take the story back to high school and could compete with the next Star Trek, which is due in the summer of 2012! See the full announcement below.]

Seems like the problems hanging up Spider-Man 4 are more serious than previously reported: Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood is now reporting that director Sam Raimi and his entire cast, led by Tobey Maguire, have dropped out and that Sony Pictures will reboot the series with a new director and new cast for 2012.

Wow.

Here’s how Finke reported it:

Mike Fleming and I have just confirmed that Sony Pictures decided today to reboot the Spider-Man franchise after franchise director Sam Raimi pulled out of Spider-Man 4 because he felt he couldn’t make its summer release date and keep the film’s creative integrity. This means that Raimi and the cast including star Tobey Maguire are out. There will be no Spider-Man 4.Instead, Mike Fleming is told, the studio will focus on a reboot script by Jamie Vanderbilt with a new director and a new cast. All this took place today at meeting on the lot today. An official Sony Pictures news release about it is expected.

Fleming also hears that Raimi could now move on to his proposed World of Warcraft movie, or a film based on Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day….

Go read the entire piece to see Sony’s press release.

January 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

TGIF! Evil Dead The Musical

Courtesy of motengator

Video of one of the songs from Evil Dead 1 & 2 The Musical; filmed during it’s first run in 2003

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October 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Music, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Legend of the Seeker composer Joe LoDuca wins Emmy for Outstanding Music (Series)…

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The song is called Once music & lyrics by Joseph LoDuca, performed by Felicia Sorenson.

DetroitFreePress:

(…)At the 61st annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, native-Detroit composer Joe LoDuca won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for his music in “Legend of the Seeker.”

The accomplished jazz guitarist and Wayne State University graduate broke into Hollywood after composing for homeboy “Evil Dead” director Sam Raimi.

Courtesy of filhosilvapopstar

Before the win Saturday, LoDuca’s career included eight Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award (for “Xena: Warrior Princess”).

He is a multiple American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award winner and also was nominated in 2002 for the César Awards for Best Music Written for a Film for “Brotherhood of the Wolf.”…

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September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Legend of the Seeker, Music, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Late September vote: A party divided against itself: House Dems insist Public Option will remain in their bill….

And we all know that in Committee they will ram that public option in there regardless of what comes from the Senate.

The way the Dem leadership is damaging the party (and their own majority) by gnawing off it’s own limb which is caught in a trap of Rahm’s making (moderate Dems elected in McCain winning districts, the kind who actually LISTEN to their constituents and the Senate which is more shall we say temperate in its makeup) reminds me of a scene in Evil Dead II…of course a lot of things remind me of a scene in Evil Dead II cuz I’m that kind of girl, lol….

So after the Dems lose the majority in the House in 2010 (assuming they ram this thing through like cap and trade) does anyone else expect Obama to rip off his mask to show Jimmy Carter and yell out maniacally, “So who’s laughing now?” as the gavel is ripped from Nancy’s hand and Boehner is installed as Speaker? yep…

So in true Pelosi Cabal of Dunces form, the House is bitterly clinging to the public option the majority of the public DOES NOT WANT..in a plan the public WOULD RATHER SEE DIE THAN GET PASSED....

Fine Nancy, you guys cling to that while I cling to my Constitution, let’s see how it all shakes out in 2010…I am betting on the American people to ‘learn you something’ since your elitist friends just reflect your own class prejudices back at you as you flit to and fro in the bubble that insulates you from Real America…./rant off…

House Democratic officials say a public option will remain in their version of a health reform bill, even now that the White House has acknowledged it may be dropped later.

“This is just for the Senate,” a House leadership official said about the administration’s concession on a public option. “There is no way it passes the House the first time around without a public option.

“The liberals (around 100+) won’t allow it. It if comes back from conference committee without public option and there is the right pitch that it is this or nothing, then it may pass the House.”

Leaders now say the House will put off a vote on health reform until the end of September — to provide a cooling-off period from the raucous town meetings and to give strategists a better sense of where the Senate is headed.

At a time when POLLS ARE TURNING AGAINST DEMS.

…The GOP now holds a six-point lead on the top issue of the economy, an advantage that has changed little over the past four months.

Health care is not the only issue which the Republicans are enjoying a first-time lead. Voters now trust the GOP more than Democrats on the issue of education, 41% to 38%. This is also the first time in over two years the Republicans have held an advantage on that issue. Democrats led Republicans on education by three points in July and seven points in June.

Republicans lead Democrats on Social Security for the second straight month, this time by a 43% to 39% margin. Social Security is another issue where Democrats have enjoyed consistent leads in recent years.

The GOP maintains a strong 51% to 35% lead on taxes, after holding the same lead in July. Republicans have been trusted more by voters on the issue of taxes in every poll conducted since February.

Recent polling shows that 54% of U.S. voters say tax cuts for the middle class are more important than new spending for health care reform, even as the president’s top economic advisers signal that tax hikes may be necessary to fund the plan. But 76% say it is likely taxes will have to be raised on the middle class to cover the cost of health care reform….

And who, who, who can be to blame for this turn of events?!?

…The White House said the media frenzy was prompted partly by bored reporters who haven’t been paying attention to what the administration has been saying for weeks.

Yes, if only the WH had the media on their side, THEN they would be able to get this done. Are these people even on the same planet with the rest of us or what???

Meanwhile, the GOP is slowly putting itself back together as regular American joes and ginas organize for the late September vote and for the 2010 midterms…GROOVY!

Evil Dead II clips courtesy of leftnut13 and boogaizzlezz

August 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Healthcare, Horror, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. 3 comments.

SDCC 09: The inimitable Bruce Campbell on Burn Notice, Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, Drag Me to Hell, ‘Bruce’ and more…

Love Sam, Love Bruce. Love when Sam and Bruce work together. Some day we will get Evil Dead 4 and it will all come together in sheer awesome cheesy awesomeness…..until then we have the joy of Bruce in Burn Notice and Sam’s prolific film work (and TV- Legend of the Seeker…) ….

Courtesy of EnsaynePenguin

Sam and Bruce (and Evil Ash)

Sam and Bruce (and Evil Ash)

More with the panel after the break:

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July 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 2 comments.

IGNentertainment – Drag Me To Hell Video Review; Sam Raimi Interview..

From IGNentertainment:

Sam Raimi returns to horror and IGN loves him for it.


May 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Foreclosures, Horror, Popular Culture, Suspense, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday: Evil Dead, The Musical…

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May 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Music, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Horror: Sam Raimi’s ‘Drag Me to Hell’ to screen at Cannes….other Cannes horror screenings include ultralow budget zombie film by Marc Price, ‘Colin’…

Oh I love this, LOL…we’ve come a long way baby, fer real, Evil Dead was always alone on a back shelf in the video store back in the day…Sam will have a ball! Oh I wanna see Bruce Campbell at Cannes one day, maybe after Sam finishes Spiderman 4 he will give us Evil Dead 4…

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

HorrorBlips@DailyRadar:

Fangoria..This was an interesting read that popped up this evening over at The Hollywood Reporter. In an article entitled CANNES’ RED CARPET IS BLOOD-SOAKED , the trade reports that ” The 62nd Festival de Cannes is turning into a bloodbath. ” They also state that viewers ” are enduring an onslaught of blood and gore from a lineup that has many questioning what point general director Thierry Fremaux and his programmers are trying to make. “…

Notice the SNOBS at the Hollywood Reporter say the Cannes audience had to ‘endure’ Sam’s film, hey DLTDHYWTLSY baby…there are PLENTY of actual FANS to make this film a success on its merits not some faux aristocratic honorific as far removed from the actual audiences as could be…..I hope Sam gets to Swagga down that gore splattered carpet in Cannes with a grin baby..ohh Bruce would ham it up, maybe we can convince Sam to bring him!

Sam and Bruce (and Evil Ash)

Sam and Bruce (and Evil Ash)

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May 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. Comments off.

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