Got a horror movie? Sam Raimi would like to produce it, even if the premise sounds like something that would show up as a SyFy Channel Original Movie — and no, that ain’t a compliment. Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures will be producing a creature feature from British director Corin Hardy called “Refuge”, about a small remote town terrorized by a giant, hairy Yeti. Let’s just hope the Yeti doesn’t turn out to be a military experiment gone wrong, cause, you know, that tends to happen a lot in SyFy Channel Original Movies.
In casting news, Paul Haggis’ remake of the French film “Pour Elle” has added three more names to its cast. They are young Ty Simpkins, who will be playing the son of Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy as Crowe’s dad, and rapper RZA of the Wu Tang Clan, whose role in the thriller is unknown. The movie will see Banks’ character be arrested and put in jail for a crime that she says she didn’t commit, and Crowe’s husband character is forced to find a way to spring her.
Meanwhile, in Masters of the Universe land, “He-Man” has landed at Sony after being dumped by Warner Bros. Director John Stevenson, who was previously attached to direct, has departed the movie along with the script that Warner Bros. had been developing. The movie will now get a fresh reboot from new eyes, which, hopefully, will mean it doesn’t sound as idiotic as it once did.