Quentin Tarantino has apparently become attached to the reboot of “The Shadow” currently in development at 20th Century Fox reports Pajiba.
Sam Raimi and later David Slade had been attached to the project when it was setup at Sony Pictures. Sony sold the rights earlier this year to Fox but at last report Raimi was still attached as producer.
Tarantino is now said to be re-writing Siavash Farahani’s script. If true, the move comes as a big surprise as Tarantino is linked to plenty of other projects but his name has never come up in regards to “The Shadow” before.
“The Shadow” debuted in 1931 on a CBS radio show and followed the adventures of a crime-fighter who skulked in shadows wearing a hat and cape, and who had the power to cloud men’s minds.
The character went on to become one of the greatest pulp heroes of the time, appearing in all sorts of merchandise and several television series, and influenced many others works including “Batman” and Raimi’s own “Darkman”. Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Curry and Ian McKellen starred in the previous ‘Shadow’ film adaptation in 1994.