New Updates on Bruce Campbell's Involvement With Evil Dead Movie Remake
The story will only feature Bruce Campbell and will have different characters and a different story. Specifically, Bruce will only have a cameo at the end of the movie.
Director Federico Alvarez has revealed a few small bits of information about the upcoming Evil Dead remake.Here are some quotes from El Pais as filtered through Google Translate.
Speaking on the cult follwoing of the original:
As fans of the original we know [that] we are going to offend those who are also fans and [it] will bother you, but we can not make a movie just for them… we have a pretty decent [script] that give's realism to the dialogue, in our case [having Diablo Cody do a rewrite] was essential to that.
Speaking on the difference between the original and the remake:
The only recognizable face is that of Bruce Campbell, but it will be in a cameo towards the end of the film. Another thing that will change [is] the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends alone in a cabin who are beleaguered by demons.
The article also mentions that the film is aiming for a Halloween 2012 release date. However, there are no actors or shooting date confirmed. Alvarez goes on to say that he doesn't want to use big name stars and will look at new faces. Alvarez also mentions that the film will likely lose most of it's comedic undertones.
The Evil Dead is a 1981 horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Betsy Baker. The film is a story of five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in a wooded area. Their vacation becomes gruesome when they find an audiotape that releases evil spirits.
The film was extremely controversial for its graphic terror, violence, and gore, being initially turned down by almost all U.S. film distributors until a European company finally bought it in the Cannes Film Festival marketplace. The film premiered in Michigan on October 15, 1981 and was finally given a limited release in early 1983. The film was a moderate success at the box office, grossing a total of $2,400,000 in the U.S upon its initial release, against a budget of probably no more than $400,000. Despite getting mixed reviews by critics at the time, it has since developed a cult following. The film has spawned two sequels, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, and a stage musical; work on a script for a further film has started.
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