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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