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First Official Evil Dead Image Escapes
Plus - Bruce Campbell speaks!

15 October 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: EW / The Playlist

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Lots of Halloweeny horror info came out of the New York Comic Con over the weekend, not least of which was this first official image from the upcoming Evil Dead remake.

That is Jane Levy, star of TV's Suburgatory, looking somewhat less than her usual attractive self. As with Carrie, the filmmakers have been talking up how far removed this film is from the original - there's no Ash in this one, for example - but this image shows us something very familiar: a deadite-ised girl leering out of a locked cellar.

What's interesting, however, is that in the first Evil Dead, that happened to supporting character Cheryl, whereas here we're being told that Levy, playing a character called Mia, is the lead. Hmmm. Maybe there'll be a moment where she confronts herself in a mirror and tells herself she's fine, or scuffles with a co-star and says, "I'M ALL RIGHT NOW!"

"As middle-aged filmmakers now, we realized maybe it's just too late to strap on that chainsaw one more time," said Bruce Campbell at the NYCC panel, explaining why this is a remake and not an Evil Dead 4 starring his good self. "Your shit will be just as freaked as it was in the original. We've got some really talented people who kicked their ass off. I know you fans were pissed. Don't think I didn't read about it every single day. Just wait and see the movie. I will accept all of your collective apologies. We don't want to screw this up. Even though I make fun of you fans relentless, we want to make you happy horror filmgoers. This movie will be like putting on a comfortable shoe. It will squeeze you. You will say, 'That feels just like an Evil Dead shoe.' But then you say, 'I can't get this shoe off!'"

Campbell also had some words regarding Diablo Cody, brought in to polish the screenplay: "As middle aged men we don't know how young people talk. Oh, and she won a fucking Academy award."

The panel also debuted a trailer, so expect that online shortly. Levy stars in the new Evil Dead alongside Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore, and the director is Fede Alvarez. It's out in the UK on April 12. 


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RE: First Official Evil Dead Image Escapes
I hear the trailer is deputing tomorrow. Good luck. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 20:42 on 23 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Official Evil Dead Image Escapes
Evil Dead is one of the greatest comedies of all time. More

Posted by drews at 14:31 on 23 October 2012 | Report This Post

Dialogue
"as middle aged men, we dont know how young people talk"..... and neither does Diablo Cody More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 17:25 on 22 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
L: waltham1979 L: snaze1 And the moaners are off and running!!! We have seen one image, ONE IMAGE from the Evil dead remake and already people are whining, "It will be crap", "No Ash, no film", whine, piss, moan..... I absolutely LOVE The Evil dead, one of my favourite horror films of all time. How about we actually wait until we have seen the finished product before deciding if its a hit or a miss??? don't think I'm questioning the quality of the film - it could be s More

Posted by snaze1 at 16:08 on 21 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
L: Hobbitonlass L: snaze1 How about we actually wait until we have seen the finished product before deciding if its a hit or a miss??? until the great nfoot ]has had his say vil Dead 4 makes clowny sad... More

Posted by clownfoot at 20:08 on 20 October 2012 | Report This Post

Remember?
Wasn't Evil Dead 2 a remake of the first film with a bigger budget? So this would be a remake of the remake, with a budget bigger than the previous bigger budget. More

Posted by Dazzadooby at 00:29 on 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

Remember?
Wasn't Evil Dead 2 a remake of the first film with a bigger budget? So this would be a remake of the remake, with a budget bigger than the previous bigger budget. More

Posted by Dazzadooby at 23:23 on 18 October 2012 | Report This Post

What No Sugar!
Ok I feel eveyone's pain yes Evil Dead was/is one of my favourites too, and no Ash could mean, well, nothing really. I dare say the FX will be better afterall the original cost about £5.00 so lets just see. Although I got round to seeing the Fright Night remake and I can't say it was a bad film, it just didn't have the fun of the original, none of the tongue in cheek humour. At least the Vampires were proper Vampires and not like the sparkly ones, that are so boring More

Posted by ODForrest at 13:41 on 16 October 2012 | Report This Post

No Campbell
Whats the point in making the Evil Dead again. No Bruce Campbell he was the best thing in it. This is going to be yet another dull horror remake. More

Posted by Seth_Gecko at 13:23 on 16 October 2012 | Report This Post

I don't know anyone who talks like Diablo Cody writes. More

Posted by indysgill at 00:41 on 16 October 2012 | Report This Post

DAMMIT
No Ash + Diablo Cody involved = a huge no-no. Idiots. More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 23:01 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
This will just be another run of the mill horror, but with the ED name attached to it. No Ash + No Bruce Campbell = No Evil Dead. More

Posted by vad3r at 22:31 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
L: snaze1 And the moaners are off and running!!! We have seen one image, ONE IMAGE from the Evil dead remake and already people are whining, "It will be crap", "No Ash, no film", whine, piss, moan..... I absolutely LOVE The Evil dead, one of my favourite horror films of all time. How about we actually wait until we have seen the finished product before deciding if its a hit or a miss??? e's blunt but he has a point. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 21:39 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
I predict constant twitter references and an annoying fat character who says 'Epic' way too much. You know, for kids. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 20:28 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
L: snaze1 And the moaners are off and running!!! We have seen one image, ONE IMAGE from the Evil dead remake and already people are whining, "It will be crap", "No Ash, no film", whine, piss, moan..... I absolutely LOVE The Evil dead, one of my favourite horror films of all time. How about we actually wait until we have seen the finished product before deciding if its a hit or a miss??? don't think I'm questioning the quality of the film - it could be stunning - I'm just quest More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:31 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

Bollocks
Bullshit Bruce and just how much did they give you for that soundbite! This WILL suck! More

Posted by sephiroth7 at 16:49 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
L: snaze1 How about we actually wait until we have seen the finished product before deciding if its a hit or a miss??? until the great nfoot ]has had his say :D] More

Posted by Hobbitonlass at 15:56 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
And the moaners are off and running!!! We have seen one image, ONE IMAGE from the Evil dead remake and already people are whining, "It will be crap", "No Ash, no film", whine, piss, moan..... I absolutely LOVE The Evil dead, one of my favourite horror films of all time. How about we actually wait until we have seen the finished product before deciding if its a hit or a miss??? More

Posted by snaze1 at 15:52 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Ash? WTF
Think I just threw up in my mouth a little... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:17 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmm...
Tbh, despite the lack of budget, the original cellar witch looked a lot scarier than this. The pupil-less eyes and the way the make-up was just slapped on in the original made her far more menacing and other-worldly. This just looks like your average zombie. More

Posted by charlesmoonshrub at 11:45 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

No Ash? WTF
Why do away with the main character and the best thing about the series? I fail to understand eveything about this remake. More

Posted by burtbondy at 11:08 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

I would have preferred...
Evil Dead 4 with Ash, rather than yet another rehash remake. For crying out loud Hollywood, could you please make some original stories, with the quality of screenplays, performance and style that made the 70s such a great decade for film. Hollywood is just complete garbage now! More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 10:13 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

I would have preferred...
Evil Dead 4 with Ash, rather than yet another rehash remake. For crying out loud Hollywood, could you please make some original stories, with the quality of screenplays, performance and style that made the 70s such a great decade for film. Hollywood is just complete garbage now! More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 10:13 on 15 October 2012 | Report This Post

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