‘The Evil Dead’ Reboot is Finally Happening, Courtesy of FilmDistrict

The Evil Dead

It’s officially happening. After several years of talking, the Sam Raimi-Rob Tapert remake of The Evil Dead is moving forward with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and FilmDistrict partnering with Ghost House Pictures on a worldwide deal for Sony Pictures to distribute.

We broke the news on the remake in July, tapping Fede Alvarez to write and direct Ghost House Pictures’ remake of their seminal 1981 cult horror film The Evil Dead.

The remake is on track for a production start next year.

Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues and Juno/Jennifer’s Body writer Diablo Cody did revisions on the draft. The story centers on five friends holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead with a demonic force unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival. As we exclusively reported, there is a drug subplot.

The franchise had ended with 1992′s Army of Darkness.

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