BREAKING: Director for ‘The Evil Dead’ Reboot!

With the news breaking late last night we had to wait until this morning to work our magic.

Bloody Disgusting is being told exclusively that Sam Raimi is gearing up to produce a quasi-remake of The Evil Dead, his breakthrough horror film from 1981 that starred Bruce Campbell as “Ash”, a modern day warrior who fends of resurrected deadites.

In an exclusive scoop, we’re told that Fede Alvarez (Federico Alvarez) is directing for Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Mandate. The remake was announced way back in 2004. No word on casting or if Bruce Campbell will return.

As Dread Central reported yesterday, it sounds as if caasting is already taking place in Detroit, Michigan for a “low budget” shoot before Raimi steps behind the camera for Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Alvarez got his foot in the door with his epic 2009 sci-fi short Panic Attack! Watch it below.

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