Photo: Susan Ee with Angelfall’s Producers
When Entertainment Weekly got wind of the deal between author Susan Ee, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Good Universe, they reached out to Susan for comment and were given an exclusive photo of them together having dinner. From left to right: Rob Tapert (The Possession), Nathan Kahane (Hope Springs), Joe Drake (Hunger Games), Sam Raimi, Susan Ee.
Ee revealed that she couldn’t have picked a better team to adapt Angelfall, gushing in particular about the Spider-Man director. “I’m tremendously excited to be working with a creative powerhouse like Sam Raimi,” she told EW in an email. “Having Angelfall be received so enthusiastically by the readers and then having a world-class director/producer like Sam Raimi want to make a movie of it is simply the definition of joy for me.”
As for the film itself, Ee is hoping for “a great multi-layered experience — a thrilling plot, a fabulous audio-visual experience, and an emotional connection. This story has a lot going on internally that the reader/viewer can infer, so I’m hoping for wonderful actors who can convey that in a way that resonates well with the audience and a superb director who can bring it all together.” While a writer hasn’t been chosen just yet, Ee would “like someone who writes great characters and is a natural fan of the book.” Makes sense to us!