After more than 14 years, Sam Raimi returns to direct a horror film with Send Help, the new film produced by Sony.
Sam Raimi returns to direct horror films with Send Help, the next title from Sony Pictures. The news of the director’s return to the genre that launched his career was spread by the well-known scooper Daniel Richtman. Fourteen years after his last horror film, Drag Me to Hellthe master of the genre will direct Send Help, whose screenplay is written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (creators of the Friday the 13th reboot) and has been described as Misery meets Cast Away.
The scooper also released the synopsis for Send Help, which reads: “The protagonists are Linda, an employee, and her irritating boss, Bradley. During a business flight, their plane crashes on an island and only the two of them make it out alive. Linda has great survival skills, meaning she is Bradley’s only hope of staying alive“.
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Sam Raimi and upcoming projects
Sam Raimi earned his status as a master of horror with his 1981 debut film, The House, which began a successful trilogy. The director then achieved great success with the direction of the Spider-Man trilogy, which starred Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. After directing Drag Me to Hell in 2009, Raimi has primarily focused on producing horror films through his production company. His latest directing credits include 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful and 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Raimi is among the directors who could direct the next Avengers: Secret Wars. At the moment, in addition to Send Help, the director is busy directing a remake of Sir’s film. Richard Attenborough’s 1978, Magic.