The H’wood new engine is cranking out word that that Sony let its rights slip away to the popular pulp character The Shadow.  Sony picked up the rights back in 2006, but even with Sam Raimi heading the production, the company decided to let the option lapse.

Where will the Shadow go next?  It would be cool to see Lionsgate do something, but that company is having its own troubles at the moment.  I’m going to call Warner Bros. out on this one. Get back the rights to the character you had years ago, develop a movie better than the Baldwin flick, and then go swimming in all the money you’ll make off this film.

I make that sound like a slam dunk deal… I wonder how much money the wife and I have in our account?

via Variety

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2 Comments

  1. March 5, 2010 at 11:22 am — Reply

    I had heard st the LCS this week that Fox Studios had picked it up. Not sure if Raimi is attached still. Heard at the LCS, so take it for what it is worth….

    I guess I am like the only person out here who actually like the original? It wasn’t perfect, but come on, considering that less than 10 percent of the viewing public had/has any real knowledge of the character, what do you expect peopel to think! But I just love the old pulp and old time radio heroes anyway.

  2. Mijder
    March 8, 2010 at 7:01 am — Reply

    It has been picked up by Fox and Raimi is still attached in a producer capacity at least.

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