CONFIRMED: New Evil Dead Movie In the Works

CONFIRMED: New Evil Dead Movie In the Works

Bruce Campbell confirms a new Evil Dead movie is in the works. Looks like this one is a remake and not a continuation in the series.

Campbell confirms new Evil Dead movie.

Seems this one is no longer a rumor. Confirming via Twitter, Campbell has put all the gossip and hearsay to rest.

You can see the actual Tweet on your left. Speaking back in April when this was still in the very earliest of stages, Campbell had the following to say regarding the script:

We are remaking Evil Dead. The script is awesome. I will be one of the producers and possibly play the milk man.In all honesty, we would all love to make another Evil Dead movie. When that will happen? Who can say – we’re all working on other jobs right now. We’re not trying to dodge anybody’s questions, there just isn’t that much to talk about. The remake’s gonna kick ass – you have my word.

Well, 3 months later, looks like this project is a go!

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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Retribution13 - 7/12/2011, 7:20 AM
OH. [frick]. NO.
StrangerX - 7/12/2011, 7:27 AM
Not another one
Chewtoy - 7/12/2011, 7:55 AM
Not what I wanted to hear, as I have little interest in a new Ash, or an Ash-less Evil Dead, but I don't begrudge Bruce Campbell from making money off of the property as a producer... And it's better news than hearing that Michael Bay's production company is remaking it without the involvement of Raimi or Campbell, for instance.
Superman4 - 7/12/2011, 7:58 AM
This sucks, why remake it? Unless they remake it with Campbell staring it wont be worth anything! Bring on Evil Dead 4!
Crazyhorrormovienerd - 7/12/2011, 8:02 AM
Damn I was excited about this until I saw it was a remake...[frick] hollywood. Why does everything have to be [frick]ing remakes nowadays? Why can you just make a [frick]ing sequel with the original cast? [frick]
nuck82 - 7/12/2011, 8:07 AM
as long as campbell is in it, im ok with it. and not just a camio
PaulRom - 7/12/2011, 8:09 AM
imnotwearinghockeypants - 7/12/2011, 8:10 AM
No interest in a remake, but Evil Dead: S Smart, I'd be down for.
sheebz - 7/12/2011, 8:13 AM
LoudLon - 7/12/2011, 8:22 AM
No film is safe when it comes to unoriginal movie producers looking to cash in on name recognition. I learned to stop bitching about remakes years ago.

That said, just because it's being remade doesn't mean anyone HAS to watch it. Me, I'm perfectly happy with the original.
Knightstalker - 7/12/2011, 8:26 AM
Does this mean we get a new and improved forest scene with the girl in the nightgown?
comicb00kguy - 7/12/2011, 8:27 AM
I was rather excited to hear about a sequel to the Evil Dead, but a remake? No. What's the point? Oh, you can have a lot fancier effects, but that destroys what made the original film such a classic.
HelaGood - 7/12/2011, 8:29 AM
C0nan - 7/12/2011, 8:33 AM
I was always partial to the first movie.

I don't think they will ever top that.
ScarletJack - 7/12/2011, 8:38 AM
Ok, first of all Bruce Campbell/ Sam Raimi has been teasing with a sequel since AOD came out. I was excited to see a sequel to Army of Darkness about 10 years ago, now I could care less. Bruce wouldn't be able to pull it off anyways, unless they do some sorta "Old Man Logan" version where Ash is old but still kicks deadite ass. Re-make might work with the right actor to play Ash.
BigK1337 - 7/12/2011, 8:39 AM
Something tells me, the remake is going to tone down the tree raping scene.
ElBicho - 7/12/2011, 8:40 AM
No Bruce as Ash = Not seeing it. Ever!
SpiderBat209 - 7/12/2011, 8:50 AM

KUSlacker - 7/12/2011, 9:00 AM
Will never be as good as first. Hail to the King, Baby!
captquirk - 7/12/2011, 9:02 AM
AWESOME! This is beyond awesome, it is... BE-AWESOME!
Kevwebsz - 7/12/2011, 9:14 AM
I wonder whos gonna be the new ash
Mugwamp - 7/12/2011, 9:16 AM
I have a great idea! Why doesn't Hollywood come out with a new idea for a change instead of remaking old classics?
AlexDeLarge87 - 7/12/2011, 9:18 AM

[frick] this! Even Ash himself is mad!

Rosso - 7/12/2011, 9:29 AM
Fine with me. I will see it regardless. :)
kookevin3 - 7/12/2011, 9:48 AM
TheSuperSoldier - 7/12/2011, 10:11 AM
They've been talking about either a 4th one or a remake for 10 years. And Sam considers the second one a remake
Deadshot - 7/12/2011, 10:41 AM
We don't need a remake! We need a part 4!
DrCKasady - 7/12/2011, 10:42 AM

it will probably suck a big ol cack, but still..
l0rdleg0las - 7/12/2011, 10:52 AM
what young actor now can do the character of Ash even half as awesome as Campbell did?

i am betting on some retarded casting like Justin Beaver as Ash or something else of that stupidity
Durango95 - 7/12/2011, 11:02 AM
WHAT THE [frick]?! A remake? Why not a continuation? Im pissed.
McGribble - 7/12/2011, 3:40 PM
The chainsaw setup on his arm has got to the one of the coolest things ever in a movie.
LOL - 7/12/2011, 10:03 PM
No one can replace Bruce Campbell in the role that made him a f#king LEGEND.

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