DreadCentral.com broke some more news about what is possibly becoming the most heated remake of the past few years…
Bruce Campbell WILL be in the remake.
According to an interview with El Pais (a Spanish website), Director Federico Alvarez shared -
“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.”
“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.”
Well that’s… a start. I’m not going to lie, if they are going to scrap the series and reboot – new faces are a must. And I kind of dig the ‘scary‘ angle, honoring the original’s intent while providing us with a potentially spooky movie to get stoked about. Then of course there is the verification of Bruce’s involvement. On whatever level that may be.
Stay tuned for more Evil Dead remake news as it’s available.