Ellen Page has exited Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures' upcoming horror film Drag Me To Hell due to scheduling conflicts caused by a change in the production start date.

Sam Raimi is preparing to direct the tale he co-wrote with his brother Ivan about an ambitious career woman who gets cursed by a witch.

'We were racing to start production so that we could accommodate Ellen's schedule,' Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures said in a joint statement.

'But like so many other productions trying to start before the potential SAG strike date, this one needed more time and we had to push back the start of production.'