Official Press Release For Evil Dead Remake

Official Press Release For <em>Evil Dead</em> Remake

See the official press release concerning the Evil Dead remake.


Original Producing Team – Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert & Bruce Campbell –

Remaking Horror Classic ‘The Evil Dead’

To be Written and Directed by Fede Alvarez

Los Angeles (July 13, 2011) – Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation THE EVIL DEAD through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership. Raimi and Tapert were such instant fans of Fede Alvarez’s short film “Panic Attack” that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Fede Alvarez to write and direct the film. Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track.

Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will serve as producers. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.

The three producing partners commented, "We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the ‘Evil Dead’ series. We can't wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements."

Raimi wrote, directed and, along with Tapert and Campbell, produced the original horror classic THE EVIL DEAD that tells the story of five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths 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. THE EVIL DEAD spawned a franchise with the equally successful installments EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS.

Fede Alvarez is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Karl Austen. Diablo Cody is represented by Sarah Self at WME, Mason Novick, and attorney Jeff Frankel of McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.


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Mark Julian
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Filed Under "Horror" 7/13/2011 Source: Ghost House Pictures
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Cerebro - 7/13/2011, 7:09 PM
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deanwilkins - 7/13/2011, 7:14 PM
Is Bruce playing the lead role, or not? If not, this will be crap.
nickfury - 7/13/2011, 7:27 PM
He won't be playing the lead. I love bruce, but he is just to old to do it. He will most likely be the old guy that finds the book and brings it to the cabin. A short but significant role. Unless they go into the parrallel universe aspect of the story in the first movie. Then he could pop in as a older version of himself.
kylum616 - 7/13/2011, 7:30 PM
so basicly this is going to be a cgi feest this movie is going to blow and bomb
Anthrax - 7/13/2011, 9:27 PM
[frick] you raimi ill [frick]ing kill you
l0rdleg0las - 7/13/2011, 10:31 PM
this is going to suck. just the fact that Diablo Cody is rewriting it just sets up a pile of suck
CrossOver - 7/13/2011, 10:42 PM
I say Micheal Fassbender for the role of Ash.
They look somewhat alike.
Gunslinger - 7/14/2011, 3:16 AM
This is my BOOM stick...
l0rdleg0las - 7/14/2011, 3:21 AM
Fassbender is too old. if this is a direct remake with a new Ash, the actor needs to be or at least look mid 20s
RexDartEskimoSpy - 7/14/2011, 4:49 AM
Nicholas Brendon? Or is he in jail?
felixxx - 7/16/2011, 7:50 AM
If Bruce is to old for a remake, then why remake? Just expand on the story. Bruce is the only reason that anyone even knows this movie exists in the first place. I dont want some young "up and coming" guy acting like Ash, I want Bruce reprising is role as Ash. He can be older, I dont care. Its the way HE brings the character to life that makes it worth while. Hell the old ps2 game(with some modification) could make a great installment to the series. Hes back from the dark ages and works at Smart when the deadites somehow take over his small town and send him back into action. Id actually like to see and older, grumpier Ash.

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