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The Shadow falls on Fox, but Sam Raimi wants David Slade to direct?

03.04.2010
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Sam Raimi has been trying to make a movie of pulp character THE SHADOW for ages (the closest he ever got was DARKMAN), but now the vigilante is finally getting ready to cloud men's minds and then shoot them.

The project is no longer at Sony, where Raimi found a considerable slice of success with another series called SPIDER-MAN. But now his schedule is clear of the wall-crawler, and Latino Review says that Raimi is going great guns on the flick over at Fox, who is paying big bucks for the opportunity (and likely seeking a franchise that doesn't end up sucking).

Latino also says that Raimi is sticking to the producer chair, and wants to get David Slade to direct. Raimi gave Slade his first big genre shot when he put him behind the camera for 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (for which Raimi also famously paid a princely sum).

Though it will undoubtedly receive a rewrite, Raimi supposedly flipped for a recent draft of the script, described as a hard-R action flick. The pistol-packing pulp character, who appeared on old-timey radio, in serials and over 300 novels, was last seen on screen in 1994 with Alec Baldwin wearing the hat and scarf.

Extra Tidbit: The Shadow's initial success prompted plenty of copycats like The Spider: Master of Men, another “wealthy, young man-about-town” who in reality was a crimebuster. Betcha that guy will be getting his own movie too...
Source: Latino Review

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4:52AM on 03/05/2010
Come on Raimi! Make WARCRAFT already!!!
Come on Raimi! Make WARCRAFT already!!!
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12:35AM on 03/05/2010
Hard Candy was an excellent little movie, 30 Days of Night was very rock 'n roll (even moreso considering it's trappings)...David Slade could be on the path to becoming an interesting director and this could help him nicely along that path.

Also the Alec Baldwin/Russel Mulcahy Shadow was pretty damn fun!
Hard Candy was an excellent little movie, 30 Days of Night was very rock 'n roll (even moreso considering it's trappings)...David Slade could be on the path to becoming an interesting director and this could help him nicely along that path.

Also the Alec Baldwin/Russel Mulcahy Shadow was pretty damn fun!
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4:04PM on 03/07/2010
30 Days of Night was poorly written, but I loved its style. So if the screenplay for this is really as awesome as Raimi's going on about, then I'm there.
30 Days of Night was poorly written, but I loved its style. So if the screenplay for this is really as awesome as Raimi's going on about, then I'm there.
12:32AM on 03/05/2010
I liked the old flick, it was good fun. But I am on board with this, its been a good few years and it seems like they are going in the right direction. Raimi should do it well Producing.
I liked the old flick, it was good fun. But I am on board with this, its been a good few years and it seems like they are going in the right direction. Raimi should do it well Producing.
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12:16AM on 03/05/2010
Hey now, I liked the 94 Shadow flick a lot. It's cheesy but it's a lot of fun.

And I look forward to this [link]
Hey now, I liked the 94 Shadow flick a lot. It's cheesy but it's a lot of fun.

And I look forward to this [link]
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12:05AM on 03/05/2010
It's a shame this is going to Fox... But hey, Drag Me to Hell was the tits. Gotta have faith in Raimi
It's a shame this is going to Fox... But hey, Drag Me to Hell was the tits. Gotta have faith in Raimi
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11:42PM on 03/04/2010

i actually dug the 94 Shadow flick...

and I was looking forward to Raimi stepping up to this project but I can see Slade doing a good adaptation.
I just liked the idea of Raimi doing this because I knew from interviews and such that he was personally passionate about the character and project.

i hope this shit works out.
and I was looking forward to Raimi stepping up to this project but I can see Slade doing a good adaptation.
I just liked the idea of Raimi doing this because I knew from interviews and such that he was personally passionate about the character and project.

i hope this shit works out.
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