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Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Plans 'Evil Dead' TV Series, 'Last of Us' Film

The "Spider-Man" director is going back to his roots for a TV series, while also developing Sony's hit video game into a feature — possibly with a "Game of Thrones" actress in tow.

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Sam Raimi

You wouldn't have found Sam Raimi's name on any of the schedules for Friday's Comic-Con programming, but the director dropped by to announce that he's currently working on an Evil Dead TV series, which he's co-writing with his brother Ivan.

Even better, he's planning to draft Bruce Campbell — star of the first three Evil Dead films — to topline the series as well. Neither Raimi nor Campbell had any material involvement with the Evil Dead remake that hit theaters in 2013.

Raimi also confirmed that's he's producing a Last of Us film for Screen Gems, to be adapted from the apocalyptic 2013 PlayStation game. The game's writer, Neil Druckmann, will tackle the script, but no director has been set. Both Raimi and Druckmann mentioned that they've met with Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams about joining the cast, presumably as Ellie, the young survivor at the heart of the game.