More details have surfaced from the grave (well, when we say “the grave,” we actually mean Starz head-honcho Chris Albrecht), regarding the upcoming horror series Ash Vs Evil Dead, from gore-maestros, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Since the initial details were released about the series, fans have been haemorrhaging arterial-spurts of blood-induced galore, at the prospect of seeing the iconic Ash return to ‘slice-n-dice’ some demons. (more…)
Evil Dead Remake
With the positive Internet buzz surrounding director Fede Alvarez‘s reboot of the Evil Dead franchise Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have been considering tackling an Evil Dead 4 / Army of Darkness 2 movie. Fans have been asking Campbell about a sequel for years and now we’ve got news that Raimi will be working on a sequel script this summer with his brother.
In a recent interview with Empire Campbell said:
“The reception to this movie [Fede Alvarez’ remake] has been pretty good so far, so it encouraged Sam and I to go, ‘well crap, maybe we should dust the old chainsaw off’, ” laughs Campbell. “If this movie helps us make another Army Of Darkness – Army Of Darkness 2 – then so be it.”
Evil Dead IV, Army Of Darkness 2… however you want to slice it. It’s random ideas in Sam’s head. Let’s not go crazy here. He’s just finished doing Oz, and he’s going to take some time off and he says he’s going to work on it this summer with his brother. He could be smoking cigars at a lakeside cabin for all I know, or he might actually be working, who knows?
When asked where the movie should start:
I would think the post-Apocalyptic because it gives great possibilities for an Omega Man movie, and who he might be fighting against. It would be a very interesting world. But I’m fine either way. I’m sure Sam will concoct some ridiculous story and an outrageous journey, so I don’t really care where it starts and ends.
The fun thing is working again with Sam Raimi. That’s the only reason to do these incredibly difficult movies than work for a guy who you really like working with and who you respect.
Is Campbell planning any changes to his iconic demon fighting character?
He’d still be an idiot and a loser and a blagger,” laughs Campbell. “I look forward to him coming back and screwing things up all over again!
I’d love to see more of Ash and Campbell’s Omega Man style movie would be fantastic.
We mentioned Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot and we’ve got a new Red Band clip below. It is kinda spoiler-ish though. Not that you didn’t expect everyone to get killed anyways. Take a look if you dare.
What do you think? I’m planning to see this in the theater and after watching that clip I don’t think I will drink anything before or during the movie. I don’t want to pee myself by accident.
‘Evil Dead’ Remake Double Down: All Red Poster and Bruce Campbell Wants To Buy YOU An ‘Evil Dead’ Tat
Listen up, Screwheads! The certified coolest human being in the Multiverse, Bruce Mother-Frakking Campbell (above, with boomstick) has an offer for you:
He will fully re-imburse the first person to get some Evil Dead remake ink. And he’s challenged tat-happy geeks to top the epic Army Of Darkness tat below:
The only catch is the tattoo MUST be inspired by the upcoming Fede Alvarez remake, not any of Sam Raimi’s films.
Perhaps this recently released poster will stimulate your imagination:
It’s a rather subtle advertisement for what’s shaping up to be the possible scariest movie of the year (at least according to Raimi and Campbell), but it’s a start.
Look for Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead in theatres April 12 of this year.
The Evil Dead remake has been greeting with cries of both praise and condemnation, and even though both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have said they’re behind it, the skepticism still lingers. In an effort to create more converts, a new red-band trailer has just been released. The following montage of gory glory shows the more expensive splatery and butchery that we may expect from the remake.
Check it out and see what you think:
It’s not yer grandpa’s Evil Dead, that’s for damn sure. It even looks a mild bit disturbing. What remains to be seen, however, is whether the story can make it without the bringing the camp that defined the original. Can people accept a new and more horrific version of Evil Dead?
Best to wait until the film releases on April 21st and make that judgment for yourself.
Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.
The subject of the upcoming Evil Dead remake is one that has sparked mixed opinions among fans of the cultish original. Without the amazing Ash (AKA Bruce Campbell) to take up the chainsaw and battle the forces of darkness, many wonder whether the new flick will be worth watching at all. Add to that a rather unimpressive track records for reboots in general and there’s no way to know if you should give the theater your $10 to see this one. Unless, of course, you listen to the opinion of Ash himself, who says that the movie is “fabulous.”
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Bruce Campbell put in his two cents on the finished product.
Talking about the differences that fans should expect from the original version:
There’s none of the original characters… It’s basically five new kids who are going to have a really bad night with a brand new director – Fede Alvarez, who was handpicked by Sam Raimi. I’ve seen it already; I think it’s definitely fabulous.
How he thinks those die-hard fans might react to the new flick:
We’re really excited and really behind it, [but] it’s going to take a bit to get the Evil Dead fans behind it. We know we’ve pissed a lot of them off. We appreciate that and we appreciate their anger and their zeal, but the only thing we want to impress upon them is that we didn’t screw it up. This is going to be just as memorable as [the original] Evil Dead without being the same movie.
You don’t want to remake something shot-for-shot. I can’t believe they remade Psycho – what the hell kind of a waste of celluloid is that? It’s a creative medium.
The nice thing is the film looks beautiful. The effects are 10 times better than we ever had access to and the actors are all better than we were in 1979. Though granted Sam Raimi is a mad genius, so we got a crazy result like Evil Dead out of this amateur enthusiasm sort of thing.
Whether he might show up briefly in the film:
I’m not at liberty to discuss that.
And whether he thinks he’d take another shot at playing Ash if the opportunity arose:
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know if I could – the last one was 1991. I was a virile young man; I’m 54 years old now so I’m not sure 54-year-old guys need to be doing that s**t anymore.
But if Sam wants to lace the boots back on and do something that makes sense, that’s fine. We may need to do the movie one day, if our careers fly off the tracks and we crash and burn, we might look at each other and go ‘Let’s make an Evil Dead movie’!
We haven’t thought of it because Sam has launched himself into the stratosphere of Hollywood and I’m keeping extremely busy myself. Things like that don’t come up because we have pretty active day jobs.
So there you have it. The new Evil Dead has the official Bruce Campbell “Seal of Approval.” That’s good enough for me, so I’ll be shelling out my own $10. What about our fair Nerdreaders? Does the voice of Campbell compel you, or do you think he’s just making the obligatory promotional speech?
Expect the new movie to be on the big screen come April 12th, 2013.
Thanks to geektyrant for the heads-up.
There is a lot of discussion on whether a remake of Evil Dead is what the world really needs. The original film has become such a cult classic that to reboot it is considered by many to be nothing short of blasphemy. But still, it has happened and the new flick is almost finished shooting.
The only saving grace in the project (and perhaps the only reason many will go to see it) is that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have been involved with the production. Now, Raimi and Campbell, during a recent interview with MTV at Comic-Con, have officially endorsed the new film
Raimi had this to say:
I just think Fede Alvarez has really made a great horror movie. It’s scary. The actors are great in it. It’s really gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense.
And Bruce Campbell added his own opinion:
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.
Supposedly, this film will be a massive gore-fest and a little bit closer to what Raimi had intended the original to be. Of course, this means that it will fall short of being the campy and comedic horror flick that we have grown to know and love over the years.
Hopefully, Raimi and Campbell are speaking from their hearts and not from their wallets on this one. I will be there to check it out regardless. What about the rest of you die-hard Evil Dead fanatics?
Thanks to geektyrant for the info.
The Evil Dead reboot is on the way and Sam Raimi is sitting in the production chair, making sure that everything comes out fine in the end. This means that he’s ok with the new film and supportive of the efforts to remake one of his classics. One thing Raimi is not ok with is another production company looking to make Evil Dead 4 without his permission.
The proposed fourth installment of the franchise is being put together by Award Pictures and is titled Evil Dead 4: Consequences. It has connections to neither the original creators nor cult-icon Bruce Campbell. Just those simple facts make the likelihood of it succeeding pretty much impossible. But Raimi and his company, Renaissance Pictures, want to make sure that it never even gets made.
So how do the big-wigs at Award Pictures justify this blatant ripping of someone else’s creative property? Well, apparently Raimi made a statement around 12 years ago that went something like this:
“We’re never going to do a sequel.”
And the lawyers at Award are saying that those words really mean this:
“This statement is a public declaration by the defendant that the defendant abandoned the alleged ‘mark,’ Evil Dead, decades ago,”
Wtf? Seriously, just because Raimi didn’t want to do any more sequels, he loses his rights? What about all the other Evil Dead crap that still hits market? What about the video games and toys and, well, the bloody reboot?
It all sounds like a bunch of legal-loophole crap to me, and hopefully those who get to make the final decision in the matter will see it much the same. Although with the back-asswards legal system inAmerica, you never know if these wankers will come out on top.
And now, moving on to a subject that has no legal issues surrounding it – the Evil Dead reboot is officially shooting. The latest word is that principal photography has begun and is expected to be completed sometime in July.
The new film is said to be pretty much the same thing as the original, though with a more realistic angle. They’ve even gone so far as to bring on relatively unknown actors, despite the fact that there is probably a small horde of well-known actors who would give their right hand to get a piece of this cult action.
For those that haven’t seen the original (poor bastards), it’s basically a story about five people stuck in a cabin in the woods (not to be confused with the recent Joss Whedon film) that unlock an ancient evil, get possessed by demons and start killing each other.
It sounds like pretty basic horror stuff, but it was Raimi’s “unique” style that turned the film into the cult classic that it is today and spawned two sequels (not three). Raimi and Campbell are onboard with the sequel in a production capacity, lending their hands and heads to make sure it doesn’t turn out like crap, so hopefully the new version will be something to look forward to.
The Evil Dead reboot is expected to hit theaters April 12 of next year.
The femmes of Evil Dead are once again making headlines as one lady steps out of the lead role, and another comes to fill her shoes while ladies just add to the list. The premise of Evil Dead, being a remake and all, is as follows:
“Levy leads the cast as Mia, a troubled young woman struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her mother. She retreats into a remote cabin to detox from her drug addiction, along with a circle of friends that includes her BFF (Lucas), her estranged brother David (Fernandez), his fiancee (Blackmore), and the gang’s academic pal Eric (Pucci). While in isolation, however, the group discovers the Book of the Dead and unwittingly unleashes malicious supernatural forces.”
These dang meddling teenagers just get themselves into more shenanigans, but before their said ‘shenanigans’ can ensue these casting problems needed to clear up.
After an early snafu that saw Lily Collins landing the lead and then flying the deadite coup three weeks later due to scheduling hiccups, casting on Fede Alvarez‘s The Evil Dead is now coming along nicely. Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Lou Taylor Pucci (Beginners) boarded the project last month, as Jane Levy (Suburgatory) stepped up to replace Collins.
Now the newest addition to the roster is Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker), while Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place) has entered talks. The actresses will play two more pals who get wrapped up in the horrors released by the Necromonicon.
No amount of pretty girlie girls are going to persuade me into thinking a remake of The Evil Dead is a good idea.
The new Evil Dead is tentatively set for April 12, 2013 realease