'Jennifer's Body' and 'Juno' scribe Diablo Cody has been trying to put the minds of 'Evil Dead' fans at ease. Whilst chatting with Collider recently about her work on the remake screenplay Cody (below) has been trying to appease those die-hard fans of Sam Raimi's original cult 80's horror. Director Federico Alvarez initially drafted the script and Cody was bought on board for a little bit of a rewrite. Alvarez will helm the project with Sam Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell to produce. As much as I was mortified at the very thought of this being remade I'm now kinda looking forward to seeing how it'll all come together. Check out what Cody had to say below and make sure you hit up the link below for the full Collider interview.
"I wouldn’t have even gotten involved if Sam [Raimi] and Bruce Campbell hadn’t been involved as well, they’re producing it, and so of course I was like “Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact. But I was nervous to take the job because I thought “Ugh, I’m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I’m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and it’s like “No, look I understand what this is. I’m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original.” I feel like people will hopefully see Young Adult and go “Oh, okay that’s a horrifying movie maybe she could pull it off (laughs)."
Diablo Cody Helps Reboot 'Evil Dead'