Sam Raimi to direct Saints for Sinners in modern Western

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi has signed up to adapt dystopian graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners.

Created by Matt Cirulnick, Zachary Sherman and Mandeville’s David Hoberman, Earp: Saints for Sinners reimagines the legend of iconic gunslinger Wyatt Earp in the modern world.

The graphic novel sees the lawman best known for the gunfight at the OK Corral taking on outlaws in a ravaged modern society where the only bright spot is Las Vegas.

Raimi’s next projects are scheduled to be a film based on the World of Warcraft role-playing games and a Wizard of Oz prequel entitled Oz, the Great and Powerful.