It looks like director Sam Raimi will be moving in a very different direction of filmmaking than what we are used to seeing him do. Over the years he's given us films such as Evil Dead, Darkman, Army of Darkness, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell, and his most recent film, Oz the Great and Powerful.
Deadline is now reporting that the director is in talks to helm an adaptation of a novel called Love May Fail, which was written by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. The script for this film was adapted by Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre).
The story follows a character named Portia Kane, "who is coming off a demoralizing ending to her marriage to a cheating husband." While going through this, she "returns to her hometown determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career was forcibly ended after a classroom scandal."
This seems to be more in line with Raimi's 1998 thriller A Simple Plan, but even this new project is very different from that. I'm a big fan of the director's work, and I'll watch anything he does because he's got a certain style of storytelling that I enjoy. Even though Love May Fail isn't really a geek movie, it could come from a director who has given us some of the geekiest movies of all time. We've got to support our favorite filmmakers in the projects they choose to make.