Screenwriter Diablo Cody Says Evil Dead Remake Is "Unbelievably Violent"
Just because the writer of Juno is working on the script don't expect "wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music". Cody ensures fans that this remake will take after it's predecessors and be nice and bloody..
Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody worked on the script for the upcoming Evil Dead remake, polishing up the original draft by director Fede Alvarez. Now speaking to Collider Cody speaks about the work she did and gives us a bit of an idea on what to expect from this controversial remake. She does confirm something that "Dead Heads" will be very happy about; the script at least is scary and "unbelievably violent"..
When you worked on it, were you on it for a few weeks, was it a few months? And talk a little bit about working on it, cause this is a huge property for so many people.
Cody: I know, honestly I was so excited to do it. I wouldn’t have even gotten involved if Sam [Raimi] and Bruce Campbell hadn’t been involved as well, they’re producing it, and so of course I was like “Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact. But I was nervous to take the job because I thought “Ugh, I’m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I’m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and it’s like “No, look I understand what this is. I’m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original.” I feel like people will hopefully see Young Adult and go “Oh, okay that’s a horrifying movie maybe she could pull it off (laughs).”
Did you add or be a part of any gruesome R-rated death scene?
Cody: Because the director’s draft was really scary, I tried to stay away from some of the big horror set pieces. I didn’t wanna mess with his vision, because he’s the one who ultimately has to shoot it. That being said, there is a moment near the—I mean it’s unbelievably violent (laughs). Occasionally I threw in a wound here or there. I didn’t write anything extravagant.
So did you sort of do a pass on dialogue and character stuff?
Cody: Yes. And once again, I did not do like the standard dialogue people associate with me at all. I did very naturalistic dialogue that I felt would serve the story.
Like many of you I really want to hate the very idea of this movie but I can't help but feeling optimistic that original director Sam Raimi and producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are on board. I'm at least willing to wait for a trailer anyway. What about you guys, do Cody's words make you feel any more groovy about this?
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