THE EVIL DEAD Reboot - Updates by Jane Levy and Bruce Campbell
Director Fede Alvarez is gearing up to start shooting the blood filled horror remake of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead. This time around it's going to be more heavy on the horror and light with the comedy. Suburgatory's Jane Levy was recently cast as the main character in the film, and she gave a little statement to The Insider about how she feels about the movie saying,
I'm so excited, I'm a big fan of the original. To me it's the scariest movie, ever. But this one is really different. They've changed it a lot, but it's still a pretty gory movie. My mom probably can't see it. As for the tone, I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don't know that they meant it to be funny...this one is not funny. It's definitely dark.
Now, this is how Raimi originally envisioned his Evil Dead film, a dark gory horror film. That's the kind of film they set out to make in 1981, but it ended up being a great horror comedy because of the restraints they had. When this new Evil Dead movie was first being discussed Raimi said he wanted to do it so that he could show his original vision for the movie. The news outlet also talked to Bruce Campbell, who's a producer on the movie, and he says,
You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie. There's no Ash character -- The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it's a remake, or a re-imagining or ... a re-whatever word you want to use. It's going to be re-scary.
He goes on to talk about the crazy evil trees from the original film. You know, the ones that tore up the character Cheryl. Well, Campbell laughingly says that they will be back, and that "they're not terribly well-behaved this time either."
I know that this is a reboot of a beloved horror franchise, but I'm actually really excited about seeing what they do with it. As long as it's guided by the vision of Raimi and Campbel,l I don't have a problem with it.
The story follows five friends (David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia) who hole up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead. A demonic force is unleashed, possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival. Other information on the film reveals that the lead character takes 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.
According to a previous report, David is a mechanic and is engaged to Natalie. Mia is the sister heading to the cabin to detox; Olivia is her best friend/nurse. Eric, presumably, is the kid who unleashes the demons.
Have you ever had anything crazy or strange happen to you while camping or sting in a cabin in the woods? I guess what I should be asking is if you've ever been camping, because you never know with us internet technology geeks.