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November 18th, 2004 · 2 Comments · Movies

Sam Raimi is remaking Evil Dead.

There’s good news and bad news:

“Spider-Man” franchise director Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are reteaming to produce a remake of the cult hit The Evil Dead through Ghost House Pictures and Senator International, reports Variety.

Raimi wrote, directed and produced the 1981 film, which tells the tale of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. One by one, the teens become deadly zombies. With only Ash (Campbell) remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle The Evil Dead.

Raimi will not direct the remake, so Ghost House is looking for a helmer to reinvent the franchise before a script is written.

Good news: BRUCE.
Bad news: Raimi’s not directing.

While I’d rather see Evil Dead IV over another remake of the original, simply getting the franchise back on the screen seems like as good a way as any to get things moving in that direction. And seeing Campbell back in the role of Ash is enough to have me grinning nonstop regardless of how the remake turns out.


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 [Satans_Taco] // Nov 19, 2004 at 4:50 am

    Although the parody Team America induced a certain hotdog… percussion sickness *cough*, I’d ask that ‘Shawn of the Dead’ be percussive as well… at least something such as Trainspotting, or so.

    I love you with all of my body (including my M60). Please listen to old ‘Bush’ CDs while wailing out.

    *sniff* i really weep inside for tmol. cough. the point is now revealed. weak =/

  • 2 funtax // Nov 19, 2004 at 3:14 pm

    ST, you are truly a special and unique snowflake. FYI, TMoL WILL be back - probably next week. In the meantime, feel free to use:

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