If you had any thoughts that the latest attempt to remake Evil Dead would become varporcinema like the rest, let go of your breath: Raimi’s GhostHose has partnered with both Sony and Film District to put the film in theaters once it’s completed. The film is slated to shoot early next year with a script most-recently modified by Diablo Cody to be directed by Fede Alvarez, and it will now hit theaters across the states and around the world thanks to the new partnership.
Raimi, who is producing this remake, will ostensibly be putting his franchise in the hands of the studio he not-so-nicely broke up with after Spider-Man 3, but that was decades ago in Hollywood years.
I’d expect Evil Dead to stay in the news as Diablo Cody is sure to get a volley of questions about the film as she makes the rounds for Young Adult, considering she’s already used interviews so far to clarify her role in the writing process. Take her recent talk with MTV for example…
“It was really important again to the filmmakers that it remain totally grounded in reality and timeless. They weren’t trying to make some hip trendy horror movie full of pop culture references. I really hope people don’t think that that’s what I was hired to do. I came in and worked on characters and relationships, things like that.”
This will be a production heavily scrutinized by the horror geek community, so expect lots coverage once this ramps up. I’m still fairly optimistic as far as these kinds of things go, but there’s a lot of mixed feeling out there. where do you fall?