Dread Central has posted some shots of NECA’s upcoming line of Evil Dead 2 figures from San Diego Comic Con:
Photo of Ash and Evil Ash figures posted by @NECA_Toys:
Recently Federico Alvarez spoke about the project in an interview with Spanish website El Pais:
“We realize the mistakes not to make,” says Alvarez. “As fans of the original, we know we are going to offend those who are also fans just by taking this job. We’re going to honor the original film along with the existing fans and hope to bring in a new audience as well.”
“Because we are fans of the original, we realize that nobody wants to see a celebrity in a remake like this,” he continues. “The only recognizable face will be that of Bruce Campbell, and he will be in a cameo toward the end of the film. We are going to change the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends who are beleaguered by demons in a cabin alone.”
Alvarez continues, “Sam Raimi says there’s a fine line between horror and comedy. The original Evil Dead was intended as a straight horror movie with scenes of extreme gore directly designed to shock the viewer. I rented the movie with a friend from a video store at just thirteen years old, and that was a big mistake! The film scared the life out of us.”
Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Mark Shostrom conducted by Cliff Holverson is now available. The interview is a good read for aspiring special effects makeup artists.
We just got word that Tom Sullivan will be getting his own “Evil Dead” documentary called “Invaluable”
Ryan Meade, a friend of Mr. Sullivan and a filmmaker, is finishing up a documentary film about Mr. Sullivan called “Invaluable.” The title comes from the word Fangoria Magazine has used to describe Mr. Sullivan’s involvement in the “Evil Dead” films. The film covers Mr. Sullivan’s art and film career and includes interviews with some of films biggest stars, including, of course, the cast and crew of the “Evil Dead” films. The film will also feature a lot of behind the scenes looks at the “Evil Dead” films.
Head over to Movie Mikes for the full scoop!
Looks like it’s official! Here’s the press release:
Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation THE EVIL DEAD through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership. Raimi and Tapert were such instant fans of Fede Alvarez’s short film “Panic Attack” that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Fede Alvarez to write and direct the film. Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track.
Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will serve as producers. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.
The three producing partners commented, “We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the ‘Evil Dead’ series. We can’t wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements.”
Raimi wrote, directed and, along with Tapert and Campbell, produced the original horror classic THE EVIL DEAD that tells the story of five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths 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. THE EVIL DEAD spawned a franchise with the equally successful installments EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS.
Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive scoop that Federico Alvarez has signed a deal with Ghost House Pictures to direct the upcoming Evil Dead Remake:
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 Madnate. The remake was announced way back in 2004. No word on casting or if Bruce Campbell will return.
Bruce Campbell confirmed to a fan on Twitter @Groovybruce that the next film gearing up for production is indeed the Evil Dead remake!
Is the next Evil Dead film gearing up for production? According to a reliable source at Dread Central:
When it comes to anything regarding the next Evil Dead flick, there’s been so much said that we never know just what is or is not concrete anymore. However, an interesting and solid little tidbit has fallen right into our laps.
Dread Central has it on good authority from a very reliable source that long-time Sam Raimi editor Bob Murawski (Army of Darkness; Spider-man, Drag me to Hell) has packed up and headed out to Detroit to begin work on the long talked about fourth entry into the Evil Dead franchise, which will be “a small indie thing like the first two.”
Evil Dead 4 or the Evil Dead Remake? We’ll keep you updated!
Apparently there is a 25th anniversary edition of Evil Dead 2 in the works. Last week on Rue Morgue Radio Show, Michael Felsher from Red Shirt Pictures, a media company that has produced most of the extras you find on most horror DVD and Blu-ray releases, dropped a huge bomb that they are working extras including a documentary. They even posted some shots on their Facebook page showing Bruce Campbell and Mark Shostrom! Since Lionsgate acquired the rights to Evil Dead 2, it’s definitely coming. It’s just a matter of when. If you’re interested you can download the archived radio show here.