First up, the news that isn't quite as awesome: In case you haven't gotten enough with The Grudge and The Grudge 2, Raimi will be producing yet another. It's currently being written, and he's not talking about the plot until the script is done. Normally, I'd think this would be a good idea, but does it really matter with this series? I found The Grudge to be one of the least scary movies I have seen in a long time. And looking at the ratings for both on IMDb, I don't think I'm the only one. How low will the ratings get before he stops producing them? Gah!
In better news, he's got a new low-budget film on the way, but unfortunately, he's only producing -- his Second Unit guy on Spider-Man, Jeff Lynch, is taking the helm. Raimi says that it's called Drag Me to Hell, and "it's the story of a curse. Real bad things happen." What would be really awesome -- they combine these two upcoming features into: The Grudge Gets Dragged into Hell and is Never Seen Again! (And no, I don't mean one of those faux "Final Friday" things.)
Finally, Sam Raimi wants to go under the sea. You might remember when the word first came out that he was getting involved in a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Raimi says it's a "really fine" screenplay, and they're currently looking for the right director, but why not Raimi himself? Especially if he probably won't helm The Hobbit, and might not tackle Spidey again? He says: "I'm a big fan of the first book, as well as the Disney movie that was made many years later in the 1950s. It's screaming for a reinterpretation, because as great as the other picture was, it was 50 years ago now." Put that fandom to use, Raimi! I'd hate to see Leagues suffer the same fate as some other recent action remakes.