First of all, let me state for the record the original Evil Dead Trilogy is mint (or whatever kids are saying these days) and Bruce Campbell is the king. But I honestly don’t think he could pull off an Evil Dead 4 and it’s about time I get my fix of a new Evil Dead movie. So? REMAKEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Rumors about a new Evil Dead have been circling since, well the dawn of time, before Sam Raimi was born, but in the past few months there has been actual reason to believe the people saying these rumors weren’t just dirty liars.
When Raimi was working on Drag Me To Hell and promoting it he brought up a possible new script for an Evil Dead that he had been working on with his brother. Backing this up even more, Raimi’s producer, Robert Tapert went on record saying, [An Evil Dead reboot is] possible; we’re looking at a script this month… What’s interesting about ‘Evil Dead’ is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.
And as of this week, talks of directors and locations have been discussed. *Ahem* Probably directing the Evil Dead remake will be Fede Alvarez? Does the name ring a bell? He did a short about giant robots kicking human ass a little over a year ago. Let me refresh your memory.
Rumor is casting is taking place in Detroit, Michigan and there is no word on who is starring yet. I personally don’t know what to think. While I love the originals and would love a remake that is more horror based, I’m not so sure if this director can pull it off.
So is this great news? Terrible news? Am I horribly wrong about Bruce Campbell not being able to pull off another Evil Dead? Let me know in the comments below.