Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 24th, 2009
Sam Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Warcraft, a future Spider-Man) appears all set to produce Yetis in the forthcoming new horror movie Refuge, to be directed by Corin Hardy from screenwriter Tom De Ville. The original pitch was from Hardy.
Hollywood Reporter states that the plot, “centers on a remote town terrorized by a Yeti, the mythological creature native to the mountains of the Himalayas.” (Let’s hope they discover the Yeti is a “legendary” creature and not a “mythological” one before this process is finished.)
Raimi shares producing with Jason Blum, Nathan Kahane and Steven Schneider. According to reports, it seems Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is creating a short of Refuge, to use as a late-stage proof-of-concept piece, something Hardy can use to “refine his vision even as the script is being developed.” The short, like the feature, will come together under the supervision of Hardy and De Ville.
Let’s just hope that the new movie shows the Yetis as they truly are reported by the eyewitnesses, that is reddish brown to black, and not as seen in popular culture, all white.
Come see the International Cryptozoology Museum’s forthcoming “Yetis Are NOT White” exhibit (similar, in some ways, to Henry Stokes’ private collection, pictured below).
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Curtis Christensen with his baby…soon to be seen on Congress Street…
Thanks for news of this from various media outlets, all brought to my attention by Henry Stokes, Patrick Huyghe, and Jim Boyd, among others.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.