(an artist’s rendition of what Sam Raimi’s version will hopefully look like)
No matter how many times I get drunk and shout it at strangers, Hollywood doesn’t make nearly enough yeti movies. Thankfully, Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness) is trying to change that.
The genre maestro has signed on to produce a supernatural horror pic, based on a pitch from up-and-coming British director Corin Hardy [a music video director]. The project has been set up at Mandate, where Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures has a deal. “Refuge” centers on a remote town terrorized by a Yeti, the mythological creature native to the mountains of the Himalayas. Hardy will direct from a script by fellow British writer Tom De Ville.
Jason Blum, Nathan Kahane and Steven Schneider will produce. Meanwhile, Blum’s Blumhouse Prods. will finance a short film with the same premise as the “Refuge” feature. The idea is to offer a teaser that can help Hardy refine his vision even as the script is being developed. [THR]
A yeti terrorizes a town, you say? I liked this better when it was called I Hate Valentines Day.
Sadly, Nia Vardalos isn’t one of the options.