Some interesting story details have been revealed regarding The Evil Dead remake which is being produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell with Fede Alvarez making his directorial debut. There have been no solid story details regarding this film until today, and unfortunately I'm afraid many of you might be disappointed. Spoilers Ahead....
Here's what Bloody-Disgusting revealed:
The reboot is true to the roots of Raimi's original as it follows a group of friends who hole up in a remote cabin, discover the "Book of the Dead" and accidentally unleash an unrelenting group of Deadites.
The "new spin" is the motivation behind the trip, with the lead character taking his younger sister to the family's cabin to help her kick her drug addiction. Without her drugs she becomes insane and difficult to control, which makes it impossible to see that she's actually possessed.
The worst part, though, is that one of the friends unleashes the demons by deciphering the Book of the Dead and reading the passages aloud. (Yeah, because just some kid would know how to read ancient text. Sigh.) The only way I can get behind this is if the film references the original (meaning this is a new group of kids in the exact same cabin and Bruce Campbell cameo's as "Ash" (who has now aged quite considerably).
I can live with this as long as the movie ends up being good, and Ash makes his triumphant appearance. It doesn't stray too far from the original concept, and the whole drug aspect added really isn't that big of a change, just something to help build a story around. Raimi and Campbell have both talked about how excited they are about the movie, and how good the script is. I'd like to think that Raimi and Campbell still have good taste in horror films. I'm still holding out for hope that it will be awesome, and exceed my expectations.
What are your thoughts on these details?