‘Evil Dead’s’ Sam Raimi Setting Up to Direct Next Book by ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
‘Evil Dead’s’ Sam Raimi Setting Up to Direct Next Book by ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author

Sam Raimi may be going through an experimental phase in his directorial career as he is set to direct “Love May Fail,” another masterpiece due to the big screen from the notable author of “Silver Linings Playbook,” Matthew Quick. Read on for further details.

Prominent directors are distinguished based on the type of films they are helming. In the same way that you understand Christopher Nolan is known for his deep storylines and overall cinematic, and you know M. Night Shyamalan always has this knack of creating baffling plot twists, Sam Raimi is one of those directors in Hollywood who could put together a reasonably scary film. Expanding his cinematic horrific prowess in the original and remake of “Evil Dead” and maintaining the creative statures of the first “Spider-Man” trilogy, you would assume that his directing style rests on things that are adrenalin-pumping. However, the positively horrific director is gearing up to helm what appears to be a slice-of-life suburban tale “Love May Fail.” It is a book written by “Silver Linings Playbook’s” Matthew Quick.


Deadline first released the report in light of Raimi setting his directorial sales to a different movie genre. After finishing his version of the fantasy pic “Oz the Great and Powerful,” he’s going on to direct a fictional tale of a woman escaping her tumultuous past that revolves around her demoralizing divorce with her unfaithful husband. Determined to put it all on her past, she returns into her hometown, hoping to clear her favorite teacher’s infamous reputation, whose profession ended because of a classroom scandal.

According to HitFix, “Love May Fail” turned out to be the main subject of a studio bidding war back in September, and the project was whisked by Sony Pictures. The studio then assigned Matt Tolmach as the producer, in the hopes of possible reuniting the duo and reliving their “Spider-Man” partnership. The book has not hit the shelves yet, so there’s no revelation on the plot until it gets published in June 2015 by Harper Collins, as part of Quick’s two-book deal with the publishing company.

Quick’s books are very much in demand in Hollywood ever since the success of “Silver Linings Playbook.” Should Sam Raimi really sign on to direct the movie adaptation, it will serve as the ultimate experiment that could possibly ignite the curiosity of many avid movie goers.

That ends our feature about Sam Raimi possibly directing the next Matthew Quick book masterpiece. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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