Sam Raimi set the standard for the cabin-in-the-woods subgenre of horror with the release of his practical FX masterpieces Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 in the early 1980s. While the director has veered towards more mainstream projects in the decades since, he’s remained a hero of horror by releasing many solid genre offerings through his Ghost House distribution company. But we’re just getting word that Raimi may be going back to his roots, bringing his particular brand of horror to one of America’s most enduring mysteries: The Bermuda Triangle! This will be Raimi’s first director’s gig since Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).
Skydance has one of three Bermuda Triangle projects in development, with Universal and Warner Bros. also developing their own tales about the infamous patch of the Caribbean where planes and ships have inexplicably gone missing.
Plot details for this project are, of course, being kept submerged, but it is known that Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, the co-writers on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, penned the script. A previous version was written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, the duo responsible for 2009’s Friday the 13th reboot.
Even though this project is still in its infancy, it’s hard not to get excited about a horror movie with Sam Raimi in the director’s chair!
According to Wikipedia: The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery. The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world, with ships frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean islands. Cruise ships and pleasure craft regularly sail through the region, and commercial and private aircraft routinely fly over it.
Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings. Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were spurious, inaccurately reported, or embellished by later authors.
For more interesting info, check out the video below, Top 10 Mysterious Facts about the Bermuda Triangle, from Nexus.