AFM: Sam Raimi, 'Evil Dead' Remake Director Reteam for Thriller 'A Man in the Dark'
Fede Alvarez also co-wrote 'Man in the Dark' with his 'Evil Dead' writing partner, Rodo Sayagues
Sam Raimi is reteaming with the duo behind last year's remake of his cult horror classic Evil Dead.
Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce the thriller A Man in the Dark — directed by Fede Alvarez and written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues — through their Ghost House Pictures.
A Man in the Dark centers on a group of three teens who execute perfectly planned home robberies. Their final target is a reclusive blind man who's hiding millions of dollars, but when they break into his house, they find themselves up against a psychopath with his own secrets.
Ghost House's J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce, with Eric Westerman overseeing the project for the studio. International rights will be shopped at AFM by Drake and Kahane's Good Universe. WME Global will handle domestic sales.
Alvarez and Sayagues broke in with their short Panic Attack!, in which giant robots attack Montevideo, Uruguay. They previously co-wrote the well-regarded Evil Dead remake, with Alvarez directing. (Raimi, who wrote and directed the 1981 original, produced the remake with Tapert and original trilogy star Bruce Campbell.) The pair is planning more Evil Dead movies with Ghost House, with talk of completing a new stand-alone trilogy.
Alvarez and Sayagues are repped by WME and Anonymous Content, and Alvarez is represented by Jackoway Tyerman.
Dan Freedman negotiated the Man in the Dark deals on behalf of Ghost House.