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Shiloh Fernandez Added To The Evil Dead
Update: Lou Taylor Pucci also in talks

12 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Shiloh Fernandez Added To The Evil Dead

Update: Fernandez is not the only actor signing on: Thumbsucker's Lou Taylor Pucci is now in talks to play Eric, an intense intellectual type whose interest in the Book of the Dead helps get everyone in trouble...

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You might think that Shiloh Fernandez would have had enough of hanging around in dangerous wooded areas after Red Riding Hood. But you would be mistaken. He’s jumped at the chance to snatch one of the lead roles in the reboot of The Evil Dead.

And the film could use some actors, especially since Lily Collins dropped out near the end of January.

The plot will essentially revisit the world of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult original, though minus Bruce Campbell’s Ash. It finds a group of teens holed up in a cabin who discover the Book Of The Dead and (because it wouldn’t be a horror movie otherwise) unleash terrible demons they can’t control.

Fede Alvarez, who wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues and had it polished by Diablo Cody, is preparing to direct the film, though it’ll likely start later than the original planned March schedule.

As for Fernandez, he followed up Riding Hood with mystery thriller The East and has also worked on comedy drama Syrup. According to Variety, he’s just signed on to Killer Films’ Deep Powder, which he’ll probably shoot before going off to Evil Dead. Mo Ogrodnik is writing and directing that one, and is keeping the plot details to himself. Bet it involves snow, though… Unless it’s about washing powder.


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Why the fuck not!
This movie seems to be doing everything right. Its not recasting the role of Ash nor is it diverging wildly from the original premise. So my question is why the fuck shouldn't they make this movie? It could be good and if not then who gives a shit? Nightmare on elm street, Friday 13th and Halloween all have one thing in common, the quality of the remake had no effect whatsoever on the quality of the original. More

Posted by bobson13 at 03:01 on 05 February 2012 | Report This Post

Why the fuck not!
This movie seems to be doing everything right. Its not recasting the role of Ash nor is it diverging wildly from the original premise. So my question is why the fuck shouldn't they make this movie? It could be good and if not then who gives a shit? Nightmare on elm street, Friday 13th and Halloween all have one thing in common, the quality of the remake had no effect whatsoever on the quality of the original. More

Posted by bobson13 at 03:01 on 05 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No one's interested!
I am (looking forward to it). An Evil Dead with a budget could actually prove to be interesting. Plus it isn't as though some evil studio has snatched Raimi and Campbell's film to metaphorically rape it in front of them - they're leading the production. More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 09:20 on 03 February 2012 | Report This Post

No one's interested!
Okay, so let's get this straight. No body's interested in this shitty Evil Dead re-boot, especially with no Raimi in the directors chair and some stupid little girl in the lead role. Scrap the idea now! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 08:45 on 03 February 2012 | Report This Post


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