There’s been a lot of speculation about what Sam Raimi might be planning to do with himself whenever he finally manages to escape from the Spider-Man franchise (assuming that will happen at some point in his lifetime). If I had to guess, I’d say that he probably won’t be directing something like The Hobbit, but there’s been another recent report that says he’s putting together a new movie based on characters from old Street & Smith pulp fiction novels and sci-fi magazines. This would include classic heroes such as The Shadow, The Avenger and Doc Savage, all thrown together in one amazing feature film.
While the report still has yet to be confirmed, it does sound a lot like something the former director of Darkman would be interested in. Raimi’s been starting up a lot of projects lately for his production company Ghost House Pictures, but inside sources say Raimi actually wants to direct this one himself. Hey if there’s anyone who could erase bad memories of the Alec Baldwin version of The Shadow, it’s Sam Raimi! Personally I think this will rule, as long as they don’t let Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentleman) anywhere near it. I’m hoping this turns out to be more than just a rumour.» Related Link: Dark Horizons