SD Comic-Con ’10: Thank the Heavens! Sam Raimi Goes Post-Apocalyptic With ‘Earp’!

Just in time for Comic-Con, Sam Raimi has signed to helm and produce a pic based on graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners (read more) for DreamWorks, Radical Studios, Mandeville and Raimi’s Star Road Entertainment. While it’s unclear how dark the project is, “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, who will unveil artwork and story details at Radical’s panel at Comic-Con on Thursday, will adapt. This is such a nice departure from Spider-Man and the potential War Craft. This is the area I love to see Raimi working in. You?