RAIMI'S EVIL DEAD REMAKE!?
Don't get me wrong I don't despise remakes but after hearing today's news that Sam Raimi himself is thinking about remaking The Evil Dead I'm in utter amazement as to why this should be. As a footnote wasn't Evil Dead II supposed to be a kind of reworking of it anyway. Anyhoo, read on for more.
Variety reports that, after years of rumors and speculation about an EVIL DEAD 4, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will instead oversee a remake of their gruesome classic via their Ghost House Pictures banner, producing the new film with series star Bruce Campbell. Raimi won?t direct, and a script won?t be written until a new filmmaker is chosen to helm the project; it?s not likely Campbell will star either. 'THE EVIL DEAD is such a special film to Sam, Rob, Bruce and horror fans that we are going to take great care in renewing this franchise,' Joe Drake, president of Ghost House parent company Senator International, tells the trade. 'By keeping its original formula intact and given audiences? appetite for horror, we expect that we?ll have a real hit on our hands.'
Courtesy of Fangoria