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Sam Raimi and “QUIET PLACE” creators team up for Sony sci-fi thriller

Monday, May 4, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Having written and directed an episode of Quibi’s 50 STATES OF FRIGHT for Sam Raimi, A QUIET PLACE screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are reteaming with Raimi on an untitled feature.

Variety reports that Sony Pictures has picked up the project, which Beck and Woods (who also wrote and directed HAUNT) will script and direct. They’ll also produce with Raimi, Zainab Azizi and Debbie Liebling; the plot details are currently being kept secret. “Raimi Productions is proud to be teaming up with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods,” says Raimi, who will next helm DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. “They have exceeded all expectations in my experience with them at Quibi and we have the utmost confidence in their brilliant story. I am honored to once again be joining forces with our partners at Sony Pictures. We have a wild and thrilling blockbuster that we can’t wait to share with the world.”

“After A QUIET PLACE we knew we had a responsibility to reinvest back into the ecosystem of original ideas,” say Beck and Woods. “We are so proud to have partnered with a studio that believes in a theatrical landscape that looks for launching new stories. Our producing team at Raimi Productions helped foster our vision for this film as directors before we introduced the spec script to the town. Sam Raimi is not only one of our heroes, but one of the only filmmakers to successfully master both independent film and the studio blockbuster. We can’t imagine a more perfect mentor to help us transition into big-studio filmmaking.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.