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Sam Raimi Boards Warner Bros’ Tornado Heist Thriller ‘Stormfall’

The "Evil Dead" director will produce and possibly direct the action adventure film.

Sam Raimi’s next big project includes a tornado heist thriller that has just been set up at Waner Bros.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the original “Spider-Man” helmer will produce and possibly direct the action adventure film, which has a working title of “Stormfall.” The studio is currently searching for writers to pen the script.

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Plot details are being kept secret at this moment, but the story, set in the Carolinas, is a heist caper that centers on a relationship between a man and his older mentor during a tornado storm.

Raimi’s previous credits as a director include “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Drag Me To Hell” and “The Evil Dead.” He also produced 2015’s “Poltergeist,” “Ash vs Evil Dead” and most recently “Don’t Breathe,” which will be released by Screen Gems on August 25.

He is also working on another feature for Warner Bros. titled “War World 3,” based on the non-fiction book “The Next 100 Years” by George Friedman, about what lies ahead in the future.

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