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Lily Collins Out Of Evil Dead Remake
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24 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Lily Collins Out Of Evil Dead Remake

Whoops… Looks like Sam Raimi, director Fede Alvarez and the rest of the Evil Dead remake gang will need to find themselves a new leading lady. Because according to Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Lily Collins has decided to skip a jaunt to the cabin in the woods because of a scheduling clash.

You might recall that, earlier this month, the horror obsessives over at Bloody Disgusting dug up word that Collins was in talks to star in the new take on Raimi’s splatter classic. While there was no official confirmation of her locking in a deal to star, it now appears there never will be, since she’s outta there.

So what’s the clash? Sneider doesn’t say exactly, but the most likely suspect is a combo of Collins’ promotional work for upcoming Snow White tale Mirror Mirror and filming on novel adaptation The Mortal Instruments, which Scott Stewart is setting up to direct.

The Evil Dead, in the meantime, will need to find someone to play Mia, a young woman who heads out on a trip to a remote cabin with her friends. Naturally, demonic forces are lurking and our heroes are possessed one by one…

Alvarez is looking to start shooting in March and is staring down the barrel of an April 2013 US release date. He’s working from a script he co-wrote with Rodo Sayagues, with a little bit of polishing assistance from Diablo Cody.

As mentioned, Collins will show up next in Mirror Mirror, which arrives here on March 16.


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RE: Lily Collins Out Of Evil Dead Remake
L: dannyfletch The idea of tarnishing the classic original with this shoddy idea should be burnt and forgotton about. xcept it's completely impossible to tarnish a classic original film with a bad remake. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 11:26 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: This should NEVER happen!
Is this gonna be a remake of Evil Dead or Evil Dead 2. If I'm honest I think Evil Dead is shit! Well done to Sam Raimi for getting it made and released n'all but it seriously sucks as a movie! Evil Dead 2 however sits firmly in my top ten movies of all time. I know they're very similar stories but obviously Evil Dead 2 has the humour factor. So if they're gonna remake the first one and make it a "serious" horror movie then fine. If however your gonna try and recreate Evil Dead 2 in the same ton More

Posted by lukeyboy at 11:25 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: This should NEVER happen!
But Ash doesn't want to come back - Bruce Campbell's co-written the new film. More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 09:09 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

This should NEVER happen!
Surely this is a sign that this should never ever happen! The idea of tarnishing the classic original with this shoddy idea should be burnt and forgotton about. It will be a failure, I'm not against a female being a lead but not in Evil Dead and the idea of this is complete SHIT! If you're gonna do ED then bring back Ash! More

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