‘Evil Dead’ Gets Punk’d and Raimi Pisses Off Elfman!

Here’s a good joke to start off your long monotonous day. According to the wonderful all-knowing IMDB, prankster Ashton Kutcher (That ’70s Show) is set to star in Sam Raimi’s remake of The Evil Dead. Maybe this is one of Kutcher’s own Punk’d jokes- you know, to steam up some horror fans? I say go for it, what an extra laugh it would be! To most fans Raimi has already well overstepped his bounds in remaking the film, and a lot of fans want the remake to crash and burn… here’s a great way to start. In addition to this laugh I’ve got even more fun hiding inside, so if you’re bored at work and want to laugh even more, read on!

Poor Raimi. It sounds as if Raimi is writing his own real life story and putting a gun to his head… his popularity among his friends and fans seem to both be tumbling down a large hill.

Dark Horizons reports this crazy news:

A surprisingly outspoken Danny Elfman revealed to About.com that he’s had a falling out with “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi and won’t be back to compose the music for the third film.

“I’m not working on Spider-Man 3. I’m out of that. I won’t miss not doing it. Spider-Man 2 was a miserable experience. It’s like my connection with Sam got completely severed. As far as I’m concerned, he went to sleep, somebody put a pod next to him and when he awoke, he wasn’t the same person I’d known for a decade” says Elfman. “He went from right there number two on my list of favorite directors to the exact opposite of what I look for in a film experience which is everything I could do on Spider-Man 1, I couldn’t do on Spider-Man 2. He got so intensely attached to the temp music that I couldn’t even adapt my own music close enough. Let me put it that way. I couldn’t get close enough to me, least of all anybody else who was in the temp score.”

You will hear Elfman’s theme in “Spider-Man 3” in any case because Raimi owns it – “He can do whatever he wants. It’s the first time I’ve ever walked from a director in 20 years and hoefully the last time I have to turn my back on somebody but it became like intolerable. And I’ve been on some heavy duty films, so to say that, it had to be pretty bad. I’ve been in war zones you couldn’t believe in 55 films but this is the first time I said, ‘I’ve had it. It’s just not worth it. I’d rather go back to waiting tables than to do Spider-Man 2 again, to have to have the same experience.”

Elfman, who’s musical credits include the likes of “Batman”, “Beetlejuice”, “Mission: Impossible”, “Men in Black”, “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and the themes to the likes of “The Simpsons” & “Desperate Housewives” has no shortage of work though coming up. He recently wrapped “The Corpse Bride” and is scheduled to work on “Charlotte’s Web” and “A Day with Wilbur Robinson” within the next year.

Source: IMDB, Dark Horizons, About.com