Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Images From Marvel's Daredevil
Not one but two! It's almost like it's Christmas...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 November 2014
Sam Raimi's Evil Dead TV Series Lives
Ash returns... to the small screen
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Evil Dead (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Oz The Great and Powerful
Empire Star Rating
Young Adult (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sony Picks Up Evil Dead Remake
Big unleashing for new Deadite hordes

01 December 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Sony Picks Up Evil Dead Remake

Starting with a gnarly, no-budget cabin-in-the-woods shocker, and ending with a medieval Harryhausen battle epic, the original Evil Dead trilogy was about nothing if not escalation. So it seems right and proper that The Evil Dead remake has transcended its cult origins and just scored massive worldwide distribution courtesy of Sony and FilmDistrict.*

It was back in July that the project was announced. Strong rumours were initially bolstered by Ash himself, Bruce Campbell (@groovybruce), who tweeted "Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell." And then came even more officially official confirmation from Sam Raimi and his Ghost House producing cohorts Bob Tapert and Nathan Kahane. Fede Alvarez had scored the directing gig, having impressed Ghost House with his short film Panic Attack, and the new screenplay was penned by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, and undergoing some polishing by a certain Diablo Cody.

Few details have come to light since, although it's been confirmed that the new Evil Dead is not about Campbell's hapless Ash (but a Campbell cameo has been promised). Cody has also recently been assuring people that her draft isn't any kind of knowing send-up of the material. "It was really important to the filmmakers that it remain totally grounded in reality and timeless," she told MTV. "They weren't trying to make some hip trendy horror movie full of pop culture references. I really hope people don't think that that's what I was hired to do." Elsewhere she's promised that it's "unbelievably violent".

“For thirty years, Sam, Bruce and I have been looking for the right home where we could return the deadites to the big screen," says Bob Tapert. "Sony and FilmDistrict have always been incredible partners who share our passion for great storytelling as well as our obsession for scaring the pants off the audience. Together, we are looking forward to terrorizing a whole new generation.” 

The new Evil Dead is on a fast-track towards a shoot next year, so expect to start hearing casting stories before too long... 

*The deal excludes the UK and France though. What'd we do?!


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive: Haywire Poster Hits The Web
Gina Carano: killing a bus stop near you
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: no...no.NO....
We've lost nie]. Maybe he has imploded somewhere at the thought of these..... More

Posted by Hobbitonlass at 22:14 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

no...no.NO....
please ..please,please leave these films alone.......Why do they constaintly have to try remaking classic films from the 80's..???? we have seen recently with 80's remakes that they just don't work(Nightmare on Elm Street for 1)and is it just a case of trying to make a quick buck..? i bet i'm not alone that i cringe, when i hear a company's gonna bring an old classic out...... please leave the 80's films alone........ More

Posted by spidersim at 20:55 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
We should just pretend it is though, then maybe this new one won't get made...... Wishful thinking. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 20:39 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
Evil Dead 2 is not a remake. More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 14:45 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

I thought Evil Dead 2 already did this? More

Posted by John Firth at 13:16 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)