Raimi, Tapert to tame 'Monkey'
A correction was made to this article on June 15, 2005.NEW YORK — Horror indie Ghost House Pictures will fully finance and develop the spooky family pitch “Monkey’s Paw,” from scribes Dave Kajganich and Tom McAlister, for Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to produce. “Paw” concerns a father who brings home an artifact rumored to make any wish come true, but misfortune begins to befall the family with every desire granted. Ghost House, which produced “The Grudge,” is a partnership among Raimi, Tapert and Mandate Pictures. The genre shingle is producing “Paw” with Kustom Entertainment topper Tom Lassally and Kustom’s Robyn Meisinger. Mandate Pictures prexy Joe Drake and Mandate production head Nathan Kahane will exec produce “Paw.” Mandate will handle worldwide sales. Other upcoming Ghost House projects include Takashi Shimizu’s horror sequel “The Grudge 2,” Sebastian Gutierrez’s “Rise,” the Untitled Pang Brothers Horror Project and a remake of Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.” Kajganich is penning a remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” McAlister wrote “White Like Me.”
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