Sam Raimi Producing Supernatural Yeti Horror Film 'Refuge'

September 23, 2009

Yeti from The Mummy 3

Ghost House Pictures principal and filmmaker Sam Raimi has announced (via THR) that he'll produce a new supernatural horror project called Refuge. The film is based on a pitch by up-and-coming British director Corin Hardy about a remote town terrorized by a Yeti, the mythological creature native to the mountains of the Himalayas. Hardy will direct from a script by fellow British writer Tom de Ville, whose only credits are the TV shows "Urban Gothic" and "Lexx." Hardy and De Ville are also working on a short film with the same premise that is designed to help Hardy refine his vision while the script is being written.

Steve Zeitchik over on THR compares this mentorship to that of Guillermo del Toro, who finds great up-and-coming filmmakers and helps produce and develop their projects so that they'll have a chance to take off. Raimi has previously produced horror films like The Grudge, The Messengers, and 30 Days of Night. I don't even know why, but I'm intrigued by a yeti concept that will hopefully be high quality. Other memorable yeti appearances recently include in the atrocious The Mummy 3 and the straight-to-DVD film Yeti, although I never saw either of those, hence why I hope this will be much better. Stay tuned for updates.

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  • OCP
  • Awesome Bruce Campbell, your casting call is in the mail.
  • I really dig the picture up top. I hope this becomes a good movie especially w/ all these crappy movies out now.
  • K
    Oh that sounds interesting! Enough with the vampire, etc movies. A crazy, creppy, action Yeti flick would be awesome!
  • Trat
    What movie is pictured above???
  • Dan W
    Could be really good
  • David Banner
    Bruce Campbell could play some guy cursed and becomes a yeti. He does has the right size, no?
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Alex, how can you mention two shitty movies, The Grudge and The Messengers, but ignore Drag Me To Hell. The guy is a hit and miss with movies but when previews use crappy movies to promote something it's 2 out of 3 crap movies, gives me no faith. But like I said, we know Raimi and he's a hit and miss type guy. We can hope but I don't have high expectations for this.
  • Vold
    If they do this like 30 days of night (one of my favorite horror flicks) then it will be awesome. If they do this like the Mummy (picture featured above) then it will be as atrocious as that movie.
  • Klaus
    I believe that picture is from The Mummy 3.
  • Antioch
    Mummey 3 was fun for what is was and the Yeti is not mythological, Alex. It's a cryptid.
  • Nic
    Yes, it is the The Mummy 3
  • Spider94
    what the hell is a yeti doing in a mummy movie?
  • sdafd
    Bigfoot > Yeti
  • Dirk Diggler
    "the atrocious The Mummy 3" "I never saw either of those"
  • Caitie
    Sounds tight! If it's given a proper budget and screenplay, it should be pretty cool and unique flick.
  • Silver
    lol 15
  • SlashBeast
    Whatever, Sam Raimi's lost it.




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