Did you ever think you would see the day when Sam Raimi would team up with Disney? Well, that day has come no matter what you did or did not predict, and it looks to be another sign that Disney is favoring some edgier fare in these post-Jack Sparrow years.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Raimi and Disney are developing The Transplants, a project that's being kept under tight wraps, but is described as a superhero story with a comedic bent. It was penned by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (two writers who helped pen Not Another Teen Movie, but we'll try not to hold it against them) and was originally intended to be a comic book. Disney executive Kristen Burr liked it so much, she optioned it for the big screen for a large sum of money.

The whole deal is raising some eyebrows because of Raimi's bent towards gore and geekdom, but I think the man who directed three Spider-Man films can handle Disney. I would even venture to say that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was a lot "edgier" than Peter Parker, if only for the copious amount of rum and wenches. I think this creative match-up could produce something very interesting. At the very least, it will introduce some original superheroes into the wider world, which I wish would happen more often. And in the best case scenario, we could end up with another The Incredibles! Let's hope some details leak out soon.


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