While it’s not much to look at, director Fede Alvarez posted the above behind-the-scenes photo from Evil Dead, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures’ remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror classic now filming in Auckland, New Zealand for release on April 12, 2013. The photo displays “darker” demon blood, insinuating we’ll be seeing some serious red flowing, not to mention a wide array of blood colors.
The original effectively launched the careers of Sam Raimi (Spider-Man); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the popular Ash character (in the original trilogy) and was Co-Producer of the original, now brings them back to produce an Evil Dead for today’s audience that’s high on the horror, gore, plot twists and more from a screenplay written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.
In the reboot, “Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
A core cast of young, fresh talent includes Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie.