There are currently three companies developing movies about the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, and now news arriving via The Hollywood Reporter that Skydance Media have Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) in talks to direct their effort
Given the competition over the subject matter – Warner Bros and Universal Pictures are the two teams also looking to make something based on the idea – details on the potential project are strictly under wraps. According to The Hollywood Reporter, directorial candidates were summoned to Skydance's offices to read Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard's (The Great Wall) latest draft of the script.
It remains to be seen if Raimi takes the job, but given his predilection for the paranormal, we could certainly see him attracted to a film about that strange patch of the Caribbean where numerous ships and plans have gone missing through the years. Skydance is eager to have the movie in production after years of development, which included trying to convince Johnny Depp (himself no stranger to water based weirdness) to star in 2013. And if it can land Rami, perhaps this take on the idea can get out ahead of the others. As always, watch this space.