Spidey director attached to superhero comedy pic.

Sam Raimi is attached to ‘The Transplants’, an action-adventure pitch from screenwriters Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson


Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man” films) will produce via the Stars Road Entertainment production company he runs with partner Josh Donen.

 

According to reports all parties are keeping a tight lid on the high-concept project, though it is described as a four-quadrant ensemble superhero story with a comedic bent.


Epstein and Jacobson, best known for Not Another Teen Movie, were planning to execute their idea via a comic book, but Disney executive Kristin Burr was so keen on it that the company pre-emptively picked up ‘Transplants.’


Last weekend, Raimi was at Comic-Con in San Diego, where he showed off well-received clips from his return-to-horrror film ‘Drag Me to Hell’. Raimi also confirmed a return to the Evil Dead franchise with Bruce Campbell also set to return for Evil Dead 4.