The Shadow May Actually Become The Shadows
Way, way back in 2006 we covered the confirmed involvement of Sam Raimi with the adaptation of 1930's pulp comic property The Shadow, from Street and Smith Publications, who printed a large number of the classic pulp series from the 30's and 40's. The comic was previously adapted in 1994 as a vehicle for Alec Baldwin. Since then, it's been quiet. Too quiet. That is, until now. MTV caught up with co-producer Michael Uslan (who's sharing producing duties with Sam Raimi) who revealed some details about the film that seem to be sending The Shadow in some bizarre directions, including switching up the identity.
"I think the one thing going in, is we all see The Shadow as more of a force of nature than a specific person in a secret identity. The Shadow may actually be many people." Say what? The "force of nature" part particularly concerns me, as we all know how well M. Night did making forces of nature work on screen -- running from the wind bringing back any terrible memories? Now, before you abandon ship, Uslan did at one point write The Shadow comics, so his wealth of knowledge and care for the character must be deep. And do remember, Sam Raimi is involved, although that doesn't mean we're guaranteed greatness.
If you happen to be in the minority (like me), that may not necessarily set you at ease, as I personally feel the entire Spider-man franchise has been irreparably damaged by his involvement. Regardless, and even though Uslan said the production is moving steadily with writer Siavash Farahani, we may not be seeing The Shadow on film for quite some time, if ever. If it does come to fruition, are you all even interested?