Director Fede Alvarez recently wrapped up photography on Evil Dead, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures’ remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror classic, that was shot in Auckland, New Zealand. The film was written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (with a polish by Diablo Cody) is produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the popular Ash character in the original trilogy. The film is due in theaters on April 12th, 2013.
I know a bunch of you guys are worried about how legit this movie is – but I think this quote from Raimi himself can help put that to bed. He told Collider, “It’s really bloody. It’s so bloody, it will make your head spin. I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it. It’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop.” Does that mean it will have to be R-rated then? “Definitely R. Maybe worse.”
I was onset recently and while I can’t say much – I don’t think you should worry either. Head inside for more (including a minor update on the Poltergeist remake)!
He continued, “Well, I always thought that Evil Dead was a little campfire story that you tell at a camp to kids to scare them at night. But, I don’t think anybody thought it was a beautifully produced, theatrical experience. It was shot in 16mm… [the new one] could still be just as gritty, but it could be done in stereo and not just mono, and it could be done in 35mm versus 16mm.”
Regarding Poltergesit he said they’re having to have an initial draft in by October and reconfirmed that David Lindsay-Abaire is handling that pass.