Saturday, December 27, 2008

Raimi Knows What Evil Lurks In The Hearts Of Men

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Producer Sam "Spider-Man No More" Raimi, continues developing with producer Michael Uslan, a big screen adaptation of the pulp magazine hero "The Shadow" for Warners. Josh Donen of Buckaroo Entertainment will co-produce from a screenplay by Siavash Farahani.

Its not known if Raimi will direct "The Shadow, although the wardrobe of the character has similarities to Raimi's 1990 feature "Darkman" starring Liam Neeson.

"The Shadow" has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games and seven motion pictures.

The character debuted in 1930 as the mysterious narrator of Street & Smith's radio show "Detective Story Hour". By 1931, the narrator became the star of Street & Smith's "The Shadow Magazine" and by 1937 was a crime-fighter on radio, imbued with 'the power to cloud men's minds'.

In the pulps the character wore a slouch hat and black, crimson-lined cloak with an upturned collar, using skills at concealing himself through powers of hypnotism.

His first identity was aviator 'Kent Allard', a World War I flying ace/spy who fought for the French as 'The Dark Eagle'. After the war, Allard faked his death in the South American jungles, arriving in New York City to adopt numerous identities including that of 'Lamont Cranston', a "wealthy young man about town." Other disguises included businessman 'Henry Arnaud', gentleman 'Isaac Twambley' and 'Fritz', a janitor who worked at Police Headquarters...

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Shadow"...