Sam Raimi's "The Bermuda Triangle," his first movie in six years, to start production this fall

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You may have wondered what happened to Sam Raimi, after all the director's filmography speaks for itself: "Evil Dead," "Evil Dead 2," "Army of Darkness," Spider-Man 2," "Drag Me To Hell," "Darkman," and, his best movie, 1998's "A Simple Plan." Last we heard from the 58-year-old writer-director was producing genre fare such as 2015's excellent "Don't Breathe." However, as far as directing goes, Raimi hasn’t directed a movie since 2013’s disappointing Oz the Great and Powerful – That's six years without a movie for this venerable director that put a stamp on genre cinema for most of his career.


Last year it was reported that Raimi had been working on a mysterious film titled "The Bermuda Triangle"  from Skydance Productions. This weekend we learned a little more about the project. That Hashtag Show is reporting that Ryan Reynolds will star as the lead of the film which will involve a mysterious island filled with wormholes, sharks, Vikings, and Nazis.  Sign us up.

The site has also offered us a plot for the film, which is based on a screenplay by John Gatniss (Power Rangers):

“When a massive submarine carry nuclear weapons goes missing in the Bermuda Triangle, Commander Vogel enlists the help of Dr. Fisk (Likely Reynolds) a theoretical physicist, who while using his grandfather’s research opens a wormhole to reveal a mysterious island that is inhabited by anything lost in the triangle including Sharks, Vikings, and Nazis, in the hopes of finding the nuclear weapons.” 

The aim for release is 2019 and production is set to begin this September.

As previously mentioned Raimi has been very busy as a producer over the last decade, working on the fare such as "Ash vs. Evil Dead," "The Grudge", and the upcoming "Crawl." "Bermuda" does sound crazy, but if it also sounds familiar it's because there are similarities to Doug McClure monster movie "The Land That Time Forgot." Raimi tackling this material could mean a very wild movie, filled with genres and themes that are right up the director's alley. Of course, his knack for using unorthodox humor will surely be at the rendezvous, how could it not be? When you mix Nazis, time traveling, and the comedy of Ryan Reynolds, having a director such as Raimi at the helm is almost a no-brainer decision.