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Sam Raimi's two alien films

SamRaimi.jpgI missed the story that Sam Raimi has two potential science fiction films up on his slate, one being a Whitley Streiber novel and the other being an epic sounding movie. I'm guessing he's going for the epic though, here's the run down.

A film of Whitley Streiber's The Grays (Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk) is the second of Streiber's alien novels to be looked at for a film adaptation this year, the first was 2012: The War for Souls, with the rumour that Michael Bay was in talks to direct. The Grays is the next in line, and perhaps Sam Raimi is looking to bring it to the big screen.

The story seems to be about the coming of the Grays, the aliens who Streiber has claimed to have been abducted by. The story sees the creatures having visited the human race for a very long time, steering them clear of self-destruction time and time again. Now the rest of the alien race are arriving at Earth and are intent on adapting humans to their kind. That has started with the genetic manipulation of a human child, and now the rest of humanity will be prepared. However there are factions in the Government that stand against this, and it looks like it's time to do something about it.

The other project that Raimi is eyeing, according to Latino Review through AITH, is something along the lines of War of the Worlds meets Chinatown.

Now bizarre as that might sound, think about it for a while. Think about what Chinatown is all about and pull that into an arena that includes more than one world, and perhaps more than just humans. I'm being drawn towards some kind of Alien Nation idea.

Either one sounds superb, although personally I prefer the latter idea. It has much more promise don't you think? Looking at his IMDB profile there's not actually that much on it for Director, and the three projects that are listed are all speculative at the moment.



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