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Justice League Dark is the latest property that comic publisher DC is interested in adding to their film-focused Extended Universe, and rumors are flying around like wildfire that seem to indicate that they are pushing to get the film going as quickly as possible.  Yesterday brought some casting rumors that might have been more fan-fiction than anything else, but today we’re hearing word from a reliable source that the hunt for a “dark” director is on.

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Relax, bitches. I’m on the case.

Alas, we here at Nerd Bastards must report that something we said a little while back was, in fact, false.  While the Internet feeds us the information of the world, for some reason there’s a small chance (very tiny indeed) that people actually get it wrong.  Who would have known that this miracle of modern technology could feed us lies?  And this week’s Internet BS correction is – Fede Alvarez will indeed be directing Evil Dead 2 (the future one that is, not the one that’s already been made). (more…)

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A little ways back, we gave you the skinny on Bruce Campbell making an official (or at least public) statement that Army of Darkness 2 is indeed on the list of things to do in the near future.  Now, as if anyone was in doubt, it seems that Sam Raimi will be coming back to the director’s chair as well, reuniting the dream team for a flick that people have been begging for ever since the first was released.  (more…)

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Since fans and critics everywhere have all but universally declared Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake even Eviler and Deader than the original – not to mention pulled in a tidy $26 million for the studio over the past weekend – it comes as no surprise whatsoever that talk of a sequel, or even a whole new franchise is in the air.

Alvarez and original Evil Dead trilogy star/J.R “Bob” Dobbs avatar Bruce Campbell recently sat down with IGN and rapped about the future of the Evil Dead series. With any luck, we’ll have both a second installment of Alvarez’s Evil Dead – AND Army Of Darkness 2 to look forward to…not to mention a possible crossover between the respective fictional universes.

Let’s give ’em a listen, shall we?

In the meantime, I’ve yet to encounter anyone who has anything negative to say about the new Evil Dead. I haven’t been fortunate enough to see it, but I hope to remedy this soon.

Evil Dead is now playing at theaters nationwide.

Source: GeekTyrant

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With Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake fast approaching its release date, everyone ever involved with the franchise is getting harassed by fans and media who want to know more.  Well, we happen to have heard a rumor or two and it looks like there could be plenty more in the future.  First and foremost, Alvarez is all set to continue the story that he’s developed.  Secondly, it looks like Sam Raimi, if he ever continues his own version, will be aiming at continuing Army of Darkness as opposed to the classic Evil Dead storyline.

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Director Fede Alvarez‘s Evil Dead reboot of the Sam Rami horror classic has it’s second television spot hitting the small screen as well as the Internet today. We’ve got the video and a look at people’s reactions to the first television spot.

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they 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.

Evil Dead shocks it’s way onto theater screens on April 5th and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas.

We’ll start with the new TV spot so you can check out the newest footage.

Here’s a look at how people are reacting to the first Evil Dead TV spot.

What do you think? I wasn’t very interested when word first came out about the reboot and that Bruce Campbell wasn’t starring in the flick somewhere. The more I see of this remake though, the more excited I am to go see this movie in the theater.  Audience reaction is a major part of my enjoyment of seeing a good horror movie in the theater. This movie looks to be a real shocker. Will you be screaming in the theater seat behind me?

Via: Bloody Disgusting

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The upcoming remake/reboot of the beloved cult franchise, Evil Dead, seems to be making good on its promise to be gorier and more shocking than it’s predecessors.  If you recall the originals had gallons upon gallons of blood and tree rape so director Fede Alvarez had is work cut out for him. Months back we saw the redband trailer and it definitely looked to be a bit more bloody (no tree rape though.)

As the films April 12th release date approaches Alvarez took to twitter to update on what the MPAA rating will be.

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Now it is not uncommon for a movie to get slapped with a high rating then be re-edited to achieve a reduced more marketable one. Hell, some directors will purposely submit an extreme version of their movie with the intention of dropping scenes to achieve a reduced rating. Was this Alvarez’s strategy? WHO CARES?!? Just let us know that they NC-17 cut of the film will be available on Blu-ray in the future. What will we miss when the R rated version is released to theaters?

Also, will there be a chainsaw-for-a-hand edit? I really think there should be a chainsaw-for-a-hand version.

Source: JoBlo and CinemaBlend