Back in 2006 director Sam Raimi went ahead and picked up the rights to the classic 1931 pulp comic The Shadow. His intention was to bring the story back to the big screen. As you know, Russell Mulcahy directed the the 1994 version which stared Alec Baldwin. I haven't seen the movie in years, but I remember I was disappointed after I saw it. We assume Raimi wanted to direct the reboot of the film, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen. Our friends at Latino Review report that Fox has acquired the rights to the film for about $1 million dollars. Rami is attached to produce the feature and David Slade (30 Days of Night, Eclipse) is tentatively attached to direct it.
Raimi and Slade worked together on 30 Days of Night so it makes sense that they would want to work together again. I can't say I'm excited to see The Shadow feature film reboot. I'm not sure if there's a market out there for this kind of film, but who knows, maybe it will be awesome! It's a cool character, I'm just living with the bad memories of the first film.
The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the exploits of the title character, a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of a new movie for THE SHADOW?