Raimi Productions Signs First-Look Deal With ZQ Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Raimi Productions, the genre-focused company run by Sam Raimi and Zainab Azizi, has signed a first-look film and television deal with Ara Keshishian and Petr Jákl’s development and financing company ZQ Entertainment.

The deal extends the long-standing relationship between the two companies, which most recently collaborated on the upcoming thriller “Locked,” directed by David Yaroveksy and starring Bill Skarsgård and Anthony Hopkins, and the horror-thriller “Don’t Move,” which was acquired by Netflix earlier this month.

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“Don’t Move” follows a seasoned serial killer (Finn Witrock) who injects a grieving woman (Kelsey Asbille) with a paralytic agent while the two of them are isolated deep in the forest. As the agent gradually takes over her body, she must run, hide and fight for her life before her entire nervous system shuts down.

“Sam Raimi is truly one of the pioneers in the genre space, as a filmmaker and producer and we could not be more excited to continue working with him and Zainab to develop and produce an exciting slate of projects,” ZQ principals Ara Keshishian and Petr Jákl said of the first-look deal.

Raimi, who’s directed such films as “Drag Me To Hell,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and the “Spider-Man” trilogy, added, “Zainab and I are beyond delighted to announce this collaboration with ZQ Entertainment. Ara and Petr share our commitment to impactful filmmaking and we are thrilled about our upcoming evolving film and television slate.”

The deal was brokered by CAA Media Finance, along with Keshishian, Martin J. Barab and Patrick Josten on behalf of ZQ, and Hansen Jacobson for Raimi.

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