Remake ditches Bruce Campbell but adds twenty-something druggies  . . .

Evil Dead posterYet another remake. This time of the 1981 horror flick of the same name directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. Campbell won’t be starring in it and is only returning as executive producer and there’s no sign of Sam Raimi.

Instead the movie will be directed by Federico Alvarez with a screenplay by Diablo Cody.

Here’re some plot details:

“Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”

According to Bloody Disgusting:

“The new spin is the motivation behind the trip, with the lead character taking his younger sister to the family’s cabin to help her kick her drug addiction. Without her drugs she becomes insane and difficult to control, which makes it impossible to see that she’s actually possessed.”

Diablo Cody is of course the screenwriter of the highly acclaimed Juno and the not-so acclaimed Jennifer’s Body starring Megan Fox’s body.


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  • Anonymous

    The original wasn’t all that great. Really cheap and notably mostly for the only scene in a movie which has a woman being raped by a tree (seriously).

    The sequels – especially Evil Dead 2 – are better. So maybe it is ripe for a modern remake. Problem is it won’t feel the same with Campbell.

  • Jester222

    the sequels were ok- but comedy- at least the first was trying to be serious.
    don’t knock it- you obviously don’t know anything about how it was made and for how much- it was and still is an amazing film under the circumstances.
    stick to your funny films and leave the original alone
    i do agree with the Bruce comment though



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