Once a joke, but now something serious- Todd Farmer’s (‘Jason X’) seemingly hilarious idea for a script has now taken a serious turn as Sam Raimi and the Pang Brothers have gotten involved. Announced here forever ago was Scarecrow, a horror tale that follows the lives of a family moving into a run-down sunflower farm. I laughed and laughed, but now I’m excited, especially if Raimi is. Read on for the scoop.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Hong Kong horror maestros Oxide and Danny Pang (‘The Eye,’ ‘The Eye 2’) are set to make their English-language debut directing Scarecrow for Blue Star Pictures and Ghost House Pictures, a joint venture of Senator International, Sam Raimi and his producing partner Rob Tapert.
Written by Stuart Beattie (“Collateral”) from an original script by Todd Farmer (“Jason X”), “Scarecrow” is a horror tale that follows the lives of a family moving into a run-down sunflower farm. As the farm begins to revive after years of disrepair, the family begins to notice uncomfortable and alarming changes in their father’s behavior.
Principal photography is slated for the spring. “I’m thrilled that the Pang brothers have agreed to direct ‘Scarecrow,’ ” Raimi said. “I’ve been a big fan ever since ‘The Eye.’ Danny and Oxide have an exciting and unique vision and are at the forefront of the neo-horror movement in Asian filmmaking.”