Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The "Evil Dead" Will Not Die

Sam Raimi, with original producing partners Rob Tapert and actor Bruce Campbell are fast-tracking their remake of "The Evil Dead", through Ghost House Pictures,
Fede Alvarez will direct the new film from a screenplay co-written by Rodo Sayagues, with Oscar winner Diablo Cody ("Juno") providing writing revisions,

Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce, with Nicole Brown and J.R. Young overseeing the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.

The original "Evil Dead" feature, directed by Raimi, follows five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a 'Book Of The Dead'. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the 'Khandarian' ruins of a 'Sumerian' civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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