The day has come. It is a dark day, and we have all feared it, but now the time is upon us to welcome – or at least accept – that an Evil Dead remake is being made.
Talk of Evil Dead 4 or an Evil Dead remake has bounced around for years, once with American Pie's Seann William Scott supposedly attached, but now Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures has set up shop in Detroit to start production, Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting have reported. Yesterday Bruce Campbell tweeted, "Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell." Today we learn that Sam Raimi's longtime editor Bob Murawski has shipped off to Detroit to prep for filming with new director Fede Alvarez, aka Federico Alvarez. It's Alvarez's first feature film after a series of shorts which brought him to Sam Raimi's attention.
The remake – or "quasi-remake," as Dread Central calls it – was perhaps inevitable but it's heartening to know that Sam Raimi is behind it. The film will be a low-budget production, not unlike The Evil Dead 2, although we'd be surprised if it's that low. No word yet on the extent of Bruce Campbell's involvement, if any.
CRAVE Online will be back with more Evil Dead remake news, with mixed feelings.