'Spider-Man' helmer signs on for DreamWorks project
Just in time for Comic-Con, Sam Raimi is attached to helm and produce a pic based on graphic novel “Earp: Saints for Sinners” for DreamWorks, Radical Studios, Mandeville and Raimi’s Star Road Entertainment.Radical prexy Barry Levine produces with Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman and Star Road’s Josh Donen. “Earp: Saints for Sinners” is a modern-day re-imagining of Western hero Wyatt Earp fighting outlaws in a ravaged society where the only boomtown left is Las Vegas. “Earp” was created by Matt Cirulnick and Mandeville Films’ David Manpearl, and written by Cirulnick and Zachary Sherman. Cirulnick will adapt and exec produce along with Radical exec VP Jesse Berger and Manpearl. Cirulnick will unveil artwork and story details at Radical’s panel at Comic-Con on Thursday. Radical Pictures has several feature adaptations of graphic novels, including “Last Days of American Crime” with Sam Worthington attached to star, and “Oblivion,” with “Tron Legacy” director Joe Kosinski attached to direct. Radical recently announced an imprint deal with Worthington and his partners at Full Clip Prods. that allows Full Clip to create content for comicbooks and films. Worthington and his Full Clips partner John Schwarz may star in feature versions of select projects. Worthington recently unveiled the apocalyptic “Patriots” as an original title from his fledgling Full Clips Prods. Raimi bowed out of helming future installments of Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man” franchise in January. He’s attached to direct vidgame adaptation “World of Warcraft” for Legendary and Warner Bros., and he has been in talks with Disney direct a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” dubbed “Oz, the Great and Powerful.” Disney-based Mandeville’s upcoming releases include “The Fighter” and a Muppets pic. Mandeville, Radical and Raimi are represented by CAA.
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