Sam Raimi Says New EVIL DEAD Movie Is Gut-Wrenching
A lot of fans of the original Evil Dead films are torn by this remake that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are producing. I'm actually excited for it, and the reason why is because Raimi and Campbell are excited as well. If they're looking forward to the movie being made and released, why shouldn't we be?
While at Comic-Con, Raimi talked to MTV about the film, and here's what he had to say...
"We have a few more days of photography," said Raimi, who added that he was excited to see it.
As for whether he sees the new film as honoring his original, Raimi said he doesn't approach it that way. "I don't think about it like that. I just think Fede Alvarez has really made a great horror movie," he said. "It's scary. The actors are great in it. It's really gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense."
See, I can get behind that! As we previously reported, apparently this new version 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 due to 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. Bruce Campbell added,
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.
I can't wait to see how this turns out, and I don't see why it wouldn't be as good as they say it will be. Are you excited for this new Evil Dead film? Or are you still pissed that it's getting remade?
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.
You can watch the interview below in which he also talks about what he thinks of The Amazing Spider-Man.