Ellen PageJuno star Ellen Page could be on the verge of winning an Oscar at the end of February. But shortly after that, sometime around March 17, she will begin work on Sam Raimi’s return to the horror genre, Drag Me to Hell.

Page joins the project, which was co-written by Sam and brother Ivan Raimi, right on the heels of her publicity blitz for Juno‘s Oscar run. The story is said to be a tale of morality about an unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse. No word yet on what role Ellen will take in the film, but if I had to guess at this point, all signs point to some top billing for the young actress.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Ellen Page in a thriller; her performance in David Slade’s psychological stinger Hard Candy was a role that put her on many a radar. Drag Me to Hell also marks the long-awaited return of director Sam Raimi to the horror genre. With the exception of a producing credit on David Slade’s 30 Days of Night last year as well as other projects through his Ghost House Pictures label, Raimi has been all up in the cash-cow Spider-Man trilogy since 2002. And considering the fact that Spider-Man 3 was a huge disappointment to fans, it is good to see that Raimi is going back to the well. As for Ellen Page, we are all still enamored with her — she could play just about anything at this point and we’d go see it.

Drag Me to Hell is targeting a late-2008 release with Universal Pictures on to distribute it in the U.S. and overseas.

Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3