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THE PROTÉGÉ Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton & Maggie Q

Sam Raimi To Direct "The Day of the Triffids"

Sam Raimi To Direct "The Day of the Triffids" Mandate Pictures has won the auction for The Day of the Triffids . The film will be produced by Ghost House, the partnership between Mandate, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. The deal is seven-figures and I've heard it's the most that Mandate has paid for a project package. Raimi wants to direct it; the original was one of his favorite films as a boy. Raimi and Tapert will board the producer roster, joining Michael Preger, Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan Montford, and Mark Gordon, who previously worked with Raimi on A Simple Plan. The rights package includes the original scifi novel by John Wyndham , which was previously used as the basis for the 1962 film. It's classic paranoid alien invasion stuff: when a shower of meteorites lights up the sky, it creates such a gorgeous sight that most earthlings can't help but look. So 99% of the population goes blind as a result, but it gets worse. The meteorites unleash