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Sam Raimi Reveals Which Stephen King Movie He Wants To Make Next

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness directed by Sam Raimi will be hitting the theatres in no time. This film is expected to be one of the major releases for MCU this year. Due to the consistent speculations and spoilers, this film is taking almost every being’s attention. However, its HD leak can probably bring about a major difference in the footfall.

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Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi is renowned for his additions to the horror genre. In a recent interview, he said that he wants to direct a Stephen King film and disclosed which already-made novels he wishes he could have adapted. Raimi primarily emerged as a filmmaker with The Evil Dead franchise, which he co-produced with Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Following the conclusion of the horror trilogy, Raimi spent the 1990s experimenting with several genres, including developing his own superhero with Darkman, revisiting the Old West with The Quick and the Dead, and neo-noir with A Simple Plan.

“I love The Shining” – Sam Raimi

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - Sam Raimi Reveals Which Stephen King Movie He Wants To Make Next
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Sam Raimi revealed his intention to make a Stephen King film when talking with CinemaBlend about his superhero return in Doctor Strange 2. The director added that he had hoped to adapt many of King’s novels, including The Shining, but had been beaten to the punch, but he is open to doing something different. Here’s what Raimi had to say:

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The Shining

“Oh, absolutely. I love The Shining, but someone already had that. And I loved Carrie, but that had already been made by the time I had read it. And then his Night Shift collection is so brilliant. So many of those stories would’ve made great movies. Rob Reiner made a great one that I wanted to make too. So there’s been plenty of great King stories that I wish I could get involved with. Maybe in the future, we can work together.”

Should Sam raimi Make A Stephen King Movie?

Most Stephen King and Sam Raimi fans will agree that sequels and remakes for Carrie and The Shining are pointless, but his interest in Night Shift, King’s 1978 collection of short tales, is fascinating. A number of Night Shift’s horror stories have been transformed into films, including “Graveyard Shift,” “The Mangler,” and “Children of the Corn,” but a large number of them have yet to inspire live-action adaptations.

Stephen King
Stephen King

Aside from the Dark Tower saga, much of Stephen King’s work would be ideal for Raimi’s interest in a minimal project and his horror preferences, and would also mark an interesting reunion between Raimi and King after Raimi was a supporting star in both The Stand and The Shining miniseries adaptations in the 1990s. Meanwhile, fans can catch up on Raimi’s superhero return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will be released in theatres on Friday, 6th May 2022.

Source: CinemaBlend