He may not be swinging with Spider-Man any longer, but Sam Raimi is hardly lacking for work. He's hardly snubbing the geek genre world either, as Variety announced that he's signed on to direct Earp: Saints for Sinners for DreamWorks and Radical Studios.

Saints for Sinners is based on the upcoming graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners that's being published by Radical Comics. More details of the graphic novel are going to be unveiled this week at ComicCon, but Variety describes it as a sci-fi western. And yes, it does star Wyatt Earp, or at least a modern day incarnation of him. This Earp battles outlaws in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the only bit of civilization left is in Las Vegas. It sounds like it could be The Stand meets Tombstone, crossed with Raimi's The Quick and the Dead and beloved Evil Dead series.

Radical Publishing
has been in the news a lot this summer. They signed an exclusive deal with Sam Worthington, they have a grown-up fairy tale in development with Ron Howard, and they're working on a graphic novel / movie with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. There seems to be no one who isn't working with them, and I'm sure a lot of it has to do with how gorgeous Radical's books are. They're certainly a high-concept bunch, and I'm curious to see how they'll translate to the big screen. Now, someone option Radical's Time Bomb already ....
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