A true horror classic is coming to the big screen in the near future thanks to Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures. Variety announced tonight that Raimi and co will produce Monkey’s Paw, which concerns a father who brings home an artifact rumored to make any wish come true, but misfortune begins to befall the family with every desire granted. Read on for the full story. This sounds like it could be one hell of a fun flick…
Horror indie Ghost House Pictures will fully finance and develop the spooky family pitch “Monkey’s Paw,” from scribes Dave Kajganich and Tom McAlister, for Sam Raimi and Rob Taper to produce.
“Paw” concerns a father who brings home an artifact rumored to make any wish come true, but misfortune begins to befall the family with every desire granted.
Ghost House, which produced “The Grudge,” is a partnership among Raimi, Taper and Mandate Pictures.
The genre shingle is producing “Paw” with Kustom Entertainment topper Tom Lassally and Kustom’s Robyn Meisinger.
Mandate Pictures prexy Joe Drake and Mandate production head Nathan Kahane will exec produce “Paw.” Mandate will handle worldwide sales.
Other upcoming Ghost House projects include Takashi Shimizu’s horror sequel “The Grudge 2,” Sebastian Gutierrez’s “Rise,” the Untitled Pang Brothers Horror Project and a remake of Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.”
Kajganich is penning a remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” McAlister wrote “White Like Me.”