Lee recently arose on the webcast Post Mortem with Mick Garris and broke the news, saying “I have only worked with Sam Raimi as a maker on films actually the first time I am gonna work with him as a director is on a reconstruction of Magic. Which is something that we are working on now. The Anthony Hopkins movie. We are just actually hearing the final reworking of the different takes from writers next week.”
Lee then added Sam loved the original movie and the book written by William Goldman. The original film is directed by Richard Attenborough from a script by Goldman, which was based on his own novel.
The cult film starred Hopkins and Ann-Margret and told the story of a ventriloquist whose murderous dummy tries to destroy his love life.
The film was a moderate commercial success when it was initially released in theaters back in November 1978, grossing close to $24 million against a budget of approximately $7 million, before earning cult status as the years went on.
Raimi seems like perhaps the most appropriate person to direct a rethinking of the wacky horror flick that is 1978’s Magic. Raimi began his career directing the original The Evil Dead and its consequence Evil Dead II, before helming another extraordinary genre fare like Darkman and Evil Dead-consequence Army of Darkness.
Raimi became even more well-known when he directed 2002’s Spider-Man, along with its two consequences. Raimi just directed this year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and is presently set to helm the new films The Kingkiller Chronicle and World War 3.
Lee is a prolific maker who has worked on quite a few genre films About his career. Lee began his career as an administrator maker on popular titles such as The Departed, The Ring, and The Grudge. He has since served as a maker of the horror films The Strangers, Quarantine, The Uninvited, The Boy, and Blair Witch.
After making 2017’s smash hit It, Lee has been affixed to some successful contemporary movies adding Watcher, Barbarian, and Don’t Worry Darling. Lee is currently affixed to quite a few new projects, added a remake of The Strangers, Late Night with the Devil, Salem’s Lot, The Tommyknockers, Battle Royale, a Friday the 13th reboot, a Hellraiser series, and many other titles.
A writer for the new remake of Magic has not yet been declared, nor have any names of dormant affix actors. For more details watch the original trailer of the film.