Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sam Rami To Direct Dennis Lehane’s Latest Novel

Sam Rami is been a very busy bee with alot on his plate, putting the finishing touches to his return to horror flick Drag Me To Hell, pondering whither to go back to make Spider-Man 4 (Flicks News hopes so despite 3 been a bit naff) , signing on to direct a new series of Jack Ryan movies for Paramount and working on the TV syndicated series of Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule.

Take a Breath.

Variety reports that Columbia and Sam Raimi are reuniting on "The Given Day," an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Dennis Lehane, who has had a very impressive novel to film translation from the likes of Clint Eastwood (Mystic River) to Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) and Martin Scorsese, whose Shutter Island should be out later in the year. Sam Rami is looking to direct the as of yet unreleased novel and had this to say.

The Given Day" is set in 1919 Boston, with the city in turmoil as soldiers are returning home from WWI, having brought back an epidemic of Spanish influenza. Attempts to unionize the police department have set the stage for a historic strike and two cops take center stage."While it deals with many of the same themes as (Lehane's) earlier work, it is also his most ambitious book, tying events of a century ago to the subjects we struggle with today,"

Flicks News hope that Sam can cram Evil Dead 4 in aswell.