While the idea of a Evil Dead remake still isn't sitting well with many fans (or us, for that matter), does it make you feel better that Bruce Campbell recently told The Insider that he thinks it will be "scary"?
You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie. There's no Ash character -- The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it's a remake, or a re-imagining or ... a re-whatever word you want to use. It's going to be re-scary.
If that doesn't help, how about the possibility of another tree attack? "They're not terribly well-behaved this time either," said Campbell, who will produce the remake. The "tree rape" scene from the original is considered a classic amongst fans, if not director Sam Raimi, who admitted he regrets the scene.
Jane Levy, who has been cast in the lead role of drug-detoxing Mia, seems to agree with Campbell, calling the remake "pretty gory."
I'm so excited. I'm a big fan of the original. To me it's the scariest movie, ever. But this one is really different. They've changed it a lot, but it's still a pretty gory movie. My mom probably can't see it. I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don't know that they meant it to be funny ... this one is not funny. It's definitely dark.
So, it'll be one dark, gory movie, that Evil Dead remake, which begs the question: wasn't that the case with the original?
We digress. There's no fighting it now, as production starts in New Zealand this March. Levy will co-star with Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and the recent cast Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) who, according to Variety, will play "Eric, an intense academic whose intellectual curiosity gets him and his friends into trouble." In other words, Pucci finds the Book of the Dead and dooms them all. Funny, his character's "curiosity" also doomed his brother in Carriers.
Fede Alvarez is directing and co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues, with Diablo Cody (Juno) handling the rewrites. The remake opens on April 12, 2013.