A Remake Worth Seeing: The Evil Dead

2 May

Oh sweet baby Jesus, The Evil Dead is being remade.  I’m sure when you think of horror movie remakes you cringe.  I know we’re still trying to forget the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies and The Amityville Horror, but this remake will be helmed by veterans of the genre.

Original The Evil Dead director, Sam Raimi, and The Evil Dead star, Bruce Campbell, will be producing the new version.  Campbell’s cheeky hero Ash will not be featured.  Apparently, the only similarities will be a group of teenagers go to a cabin in the woods and find The Book of Dead.  I bet you’re asking yourself, is there still going to be a tree rape scene?  We can only hope.

The script is being polished up by screenwriter Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body and Juno) and will be directed by Fede Alvarez.  Who is Fede Alvarez you ask? He’s not anyone yet as he’s only directed a short science fiction film in Uruguay, but if he’s been chosen for The Evil Dead remake he can’t be all that bad.

I’m excited to see this.  I don’t think it’ll be nearly as good as the original, but I want to see what they do with it.  Will the movie be a straight horror flick or more slapstick like Army of Darkness?  Who knows, but you can expect to see The Evil Dead remake in Summer 2013.

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