Like a demon tearing through a forest, the remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead has suddenly picked up pace in the last few months and is now racing to our screens. And according to the gang at Bloody Disgusting, one of the main elements could soon be in place, with Lily Collins in final talks to play Mia, the leading lady.
While we doubt Collins will be channelling Bruce Campbell’s style, it sounds like Mia is the new Ash in the story, one of a group of friends who head to a remote cabin where they unleash evil forces from the Book of the Dead. One by one, they’re possessed...
This time around, there’s also a subplot that finds Mia on the trip to detox after a battle with drugs - which factors into people not believing her when she tries to get some outside help.
With Raimi’s Ghost House team overseeing things, Fede Alvarez is directing the new movie, working from a script he wrote with Rodo Sayagues, which has also been through the polishing hands of Diablo Cody.
The film is looking to start shooting this March in New Zealand. Collins, meanwhile, we be seen this year in Tarsem Singh’s take on the Snow White story Mirror Mirror. That one will arrive on March 16.