Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Adaptation of 'Love May Fail' at Sony
After years of spending time in the world of horror, followed by blockbuster territory with Spider-Man and most recently prequel adventures with Oz: The Great and Powerful, it sounds like director Sam Raimi is ready for something completely different. Deadline has word that Raimi is currently in talks to direct an adaptation of Love May Fail, the book by Matthew Quick, the same author who wrote the book that was turned into the acclaimed film Silver Linings Playbook. Raimi will still be sticking with Sony Pictures for the project with Spider-Man franchise producer Matt Tolmach on board the film as well. So what's it about?
Well, the book hasn't been published yet (it hits shelves in June), but the trade reveals that the adaptation, scripted by Mike White, follows a woman fresh off a tough blow to her life after she ended her marriage following the revelation that he husband was having an affair. So the woman returns to her hometown, and ends up getting caught in a legal battle to clear the name of her favorite English teacher whose career has been destroyed by a classroom scandal. That certainly sounds unlike anything Raimi has done before, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares without blood, gore, superheroes and magic. Stay tuned for more.