Though we had expected Sam Raimi to be extraordinarily busy with Spider-Man 3 entering production the director/producer has found time to pick up a video game worth adapting to film.
Raimi and Crew to Adapt Siren
According to Variety, Sam Raimi and
Rob Tapert's picture house, Ghost House Pictures, has acquired the film rights to the popular Japanese Sony Playstation Video Game Siren. Whew! Say that three times fast.
The two producers plan to team up with Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison for production on the film.
The script will be written by Michael Gordon and, if all goes to plan, production can begin on Siren by the end of the year.
Siren is a bestselling video game in Japan that has already spawned a soon-to-be-released sequel. The film version will focus on an American med school student searching for her missing sister in Japan. She begins her investigation in the remote mountain village of Hanuda, only to find herself trapped with an unspeakable evil that can no longer be contained.
Though we have learned to doubt video-game adaptations rather than praise them, having Gordon behind the script is at least a bit comforting. Having recently finished the script for the upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300, Gordon might find himself with a crystal filmography. However, if neither films do well at the box office this rookie writer could find himself hurting for work.