This movie is going to be AWESOME!
As a fan of the Evil Dead horror franchise I've been looking forward to seeing how this remake turns out. Especially because both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have expressed their excitement for the film and how thrilled they were with how it was turning out.
Sony Screen Gems brought the movie to New York Comic Con and showed off the first footage of it, and for any of you naysayers out there, I've seen the footage, and this movie is going to blow you away!
The panel included Fede Alverez, Jane Levy and Campbell, who jokingly says there will be an Evil Dead 4, and that Raimi keeps telling him it's going to happen, but before we get to it, there will be the Evil Dead remake. He then went on a hilarious rant about how incredible this new Evil Dead movie is going to be, saying ”We did not screw you with this movie.”
As middle-aged filmmakers now, we realized it’s just too late to strap on that chainsaw again. So give the people what they want — young hot actors, fresh new buckets of blood and a fresh director.
Bruce said he would crown Jane Levy as the new Ash himself. I seriously can't tell if there is tension between Campbell and Levy or not, but Levy looked uncomfortable and Campbell kept making some really strange sarcastic uncomfortable comments. It looked like there was some tension. Levy just looked uncomfortable through the whole panel. Regardless of what was going on there, Campbell was absolutely hilarious during the panel.
They then showed us a red-band trailer from the movie… and holy hot hell! You are going to love what you see from it! The footage that was shown was absolutely insane! It may not look like the first film, but it's going to be crazy! It's so dark, so hardcore, and so so damn bloody.
The footage starts out with our young major character showing up at the cabin in the woods. They discover a blood-smeared cellar door, one of them starts reading from the book of the dead, and then all hell breaks loose! It was just so terrifyingly awesome! Levy, who plays the female version of Ash, creepily says… “We’re all going to die tonight.” Then some crazy dead monsters rise from the ground, followed by a bunch of gore scenes… A girl is in the shower cutting up the sides of her mouth; another girl saws off her arm when it becomes grotesquely infected with something, and it shows Levy being attacked by the raping tree. Then at one point, we hear a chainsaw, and the crowd goes wild! It ends with an undead version of Levy splitting her tongue in half with a knife. Completely utter carnage!
Hopefully they release what they showed online sometime in the near future, because I seriously can't wait for you all to see it! I was extremely impressed by what I saw, it was so good and so horrifying that it gave me chills. It even scared the hell out of Levy! It was the first time she had seen the footage, and when she came back up on stage she was shaking. She then admitted that it freaked her the hell out.
Campbell told the Comic-Con crowd that “It’s time for something fresh. We’ve got really talented people here who worked their asses off." He added that he will be collecting all of the apologies -- from everyone of the fans who complained when the remake was announced -- after they see the movie.
This is a movie not to miss! It hits theaters on April 12th, 2013.
Here is the Synopsis:
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.) Theonly way I can get behind this is if the film references the original (meaning this is a new group of kids in theexact same cabin and Bruce Campbell cameo's as "Ash" (who has now aged quite considerably).