Producer Sam "Spider-Man" Raimi, continues developing with producer Michael Uslan, a big screen adaptation of the pulp magazine hero "The Shadow" for Warners. Josh Donen of Buckaroo Entertainment will co-produce from a screenplay by Siavash Farahani.
Its not known if Raimi will direct "The Shadow, although
the character has certain similarities to Raimi's 1990 feature "Darkman" starring Liam Neeson.
"The Shadow" has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games and seven motion pictures.The character debuted in 1930 as the mysterious narrator of Street & Smith's radio
show "Detective Story Hour". By 1931, the narrator became the star of Street & Smith's "The Shadow Magazine" and by 1937
was a crime-fighter on radio, imbued with 'the power to cloud men's minds'.
In the pulps the character wore a slouch hat and black, crimson-lined cloak with an
upturned collar, using skills at concealing himself through powers of hypnotism.
His first identity was aviator 'Kent Allard', a World War I flying ace/spy who fought
for the French as 'The Dark Eagle'.
After the war, Allard faked his death in the South American jungles, arriving in New York City to adopt numerous identities
including that of 'Lamont Cranston', a "wealthy young man about town." Other disguises included businessman 'Henry
Arnaud', gentleman 'Isaac Twambley' and 'Fritz', a janitor who worked at Police Headquarters... Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Shadow"...