‘Evil Dead’ Remake Still Alive?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:50 am,

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Evil Dead and its sequels are the stuff of cult film legend. For years, die-hard fans have been yearning and begging for an Evil Dead 4 directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell as Ashley J. Williams, but as the years roll on, it just seems more and more unlikely.

Then of course, there’s the remake. A few years ago, an Evil Dead remake – possibly starring Seann William Scott as Ash – was being prepped by Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. After a while, the project disappeared off the radar and was thought to be dead altogether. That is, until now.

Producer Robert Tapert, who has worked with Sam Raimi on just about every movie he has ever made, recently talked about the possibility of bringing the Evil Dead remake to the big-screen.

“[An Evil Dead remaking is still] possible; we’re looking at a script this month… What’s interesting about Evil Dead is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater […] I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.”

I’m sorry, but couldn’t they just re-release Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and heck, even Army of Darkness in movie theaters? Wouldn’t that actually get people to watch the genuine article in theaters, as opposed to its shoddy, second-hand knockoff?

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Evil Dead, like so many cult films, is a filmic phenomenon that cannot be reproduced. Are they going to try to capture the weirdness of it? The ridiculousness? The camp? If yes, then why even remake it at all? Or are they going to turn up the realism, turn up the horror and the production values, and make Evil Dead into something that it’s not? I just have no interest whatsoever in watching a standard gritty horror flick with Evil Dead’s name stamped across the header and shakycam like nobody’s business – unless Raimi himself is directing it, in which case I would begrudgingly give it a chance.

It probably goes without saying, but I’d much prefer to see an Evil Dead 4 set in the post-apocalyptic, deadite-ridden future. Sans 3D. Or perhaps with it. I suppose I would settle for with it, if I had to.

Source: Freep [via Slashfilm]

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  1. Sam Raimi needs to cool his jets on this “remake” garbage. You can’t beat the original. There’s a reason it’s a cult classic and trying to recapture that would just squander the goodwill that Raimi’s earned with his fans.

    Give me Bruce and Evil Dead IV!

  2. NO no no no no no no no no no no no!@!!!!!!!!!!!

    and in case I was too vague or indecisive

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!! (yes, re-release the originals periodically in theaters)

    Sam, you got it right the first time. Don’t go back. No no no no no!

  3. I want to see a big screen version of Evil Dead the Musical…
    Saw it twice in Toronto – best version *EVER*

  4. nah evil dead cant be done in tidays cheap cgi world

  5. How can they top the “Over the Top” gore on the first one??? Hollywood is just soo desperate of cash! LOL!

  6. I named my son Ashley, after Cambell’s charecter. I WILL rename him if they do a remake. If Raimi wants to stretch his wings over Hollywood, Spider-Man has plenty of bad guys to fight yet.

  7. Evil Dead without Bruce Campbell should be made illegal. An international law should be created to prevent such a sin. I don’t care if he’s 65 when a script is finalised, he should be in on it.

  8. Absolutely awesum

    Sam kinda messed up freddy vs jason vs ash so better to bring somthink out then nothink

    i mean the only real problem with Elm Street was tha character development wasent much personality in those guys and girls haha

    and honestly the Remake of Friday is the only one worth watchin thats no including fvj

    halloween nad texas where preety sweet to

    so we got ..
    Evil Dead Remake


    and Childs Play i guess u could count poltiguist

    but all in all looks like 2012 could be a sweet movie yeah

  9. I personally like the most of the remakes coming out. Much better fx, better filming.

    Rob Zombies Halloween was awesome far better than the original, his sequel was kinda a let down however..

    The Hills have Eyes 1&2 were great, once you get past the guy at the gas station telling them to go up to the broken fence and take left…really…i’m gonna listen to some weirdo out in the desert running a broke down gas station…

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre, now here I think the original was scarrier the way it was filmed, but the remake was filmed better and a bit more gory, which i like in my horror films, so this ones a toss up…

    The most recent remake of Last House on the Left, i really liked.

    I Spit on your Grave remake, was excellent!! Much more intense than the original…any movie where they have to have “safe” words when filming a scene is awesome, makes it a more emotional flick to watch, then what she does to the sherrif is great!!

    As far as a remake of evil dead goes, i’m not to sure if sean william scott can deliver the one liners like BC can, but if its done right i’d go see it. And yes although the originals are cult classic films which i watch still, i’d like to see them redone with todays fx (again if done right) and cinematography. But I agree Campbell has to have a hand (so to speak) in it some how…

  10. I do

  11. I don’t think Sean willaim scott would play the part of Ash the way it should be played, but a remake, that is possibly in the works has got me pretty intrigued.