Raimi in talks to direct and produce The Shadow Director Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct a reboot of The Shadow. The franchise follows the adventures of the title character, a crime-fighting detective with psychic powers. 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin featured in the original 1994 film version. A script for the reboot was reportedly written by Slavash Farahani. If signed, Raimi will direct and produce the project.