As fans dream of Sam Raimi getting behind the camera for a fourth Evil Dead, his Ghost House Pictures has been in development since 2004 on a remake of his 1981 cult classic. I personally never thought it would happen and constantly joked about it as rumors swirled over the years. Well, pigs do fly.
With a target release of April 12, 2013 (almost exactly a year from now), Fede Alvarez will begin directing The Evil Dead officially tomorrow.
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore (“The Legend Of The Seeker”) and Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, “Melrose Place”) all star, with Lucas playing the best friend of the girl going through withdrawal (Levy) who is also a nurse. Blackmore is playing the fiancee of Fernandez and new to the group. The film echoes Raimi’s original and will carry a serious tone.
Bruce Campbell, the franchise icon simply known as “Ash”, is rumored to make a cameo as another character.
Raimi, Campbell and Rob Tapert are producing with Ghost House Pictures. Alvarez is directing and co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) revised the latest draft.