This is great casting news for the Evil Dead TV series!
Last November, Starz announced they ordered a 10-episode TV series based on the 1981 cult classic, Evil Dead.
On Monday, the premium cable network confirmed that Lucy Lawless, best known for the titular role in the 90's hit series, Xena: Warrior Princess, will be joining the cast!
BE STILL OUR HEARTS.
The 46-year-old actress will be playing
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We know a lot of movies are getting new life as TV shows, but this is one we never expected!
Starz has just announced that they have ordered a 10-episode series based on the 1981 horror classic Evil Dead!
The gory flick, followed by sequels Evil Dead II and Army Of Darkness, was the big breakthrough for Spider-Man director Sam Raimi and was remade in 2013.
[ Photos: How Do These 10 Horror Movie Remakes Measure Up To The Original? ]
But this new show isn't a reboot. Sam is back, and he's bringing star Bruce Campbell back to reprise his role as hapless victim-turned-chainsaw wielding badass Ash!
Raimi, who will cowrite and direct the pilot and produce along with Xena and Spartacus partner Rob Tapert, says:
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We are so TERRIFIED!!
Terrified this reboot might sully the good name of our favorite horror franchise, LOLz!!
Thankfully, the red band trailer was frightfully fun and this new poster is equally horrible!
And we mean that as a compliment!
Hopefully, we jumped to rash and terrible conclusions about Evil Dead v2.0!
If Fede Alvarez's remake is 50% as awesome as the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell film, it'll still be the (skinned) cat's pajamas!
[Image via Sony Pictures.]
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Whether you wanted it or not, it doesn't sound like there will be an Evil Dead 4: Consequences any time soon.
A company by the name of Awards Pictures was in the middle of producing the sequel, but was then sued last May by the original film's director, Sam Raimi, and his own production company, Renaissance Pictures.
Since the defendants failed to find representation to respond the suit in time, the judge issued a default ruling that permanently enjoins Award Pictures from using the the Evil Dead trademark.
The losers in this legal fight aren't giving up though. Glenn MacCrae, the president of the small production shingle, says he
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Lily Colins has canceled her appointment with death.
The actress who was picked as the female lead in Sam Raimi's (produced, not directed) Evil Dead remake has reportedly had to drop out of the role because of scheduling conflicts.
We're guessing they decided to rush Abduction 2 into production. Ha! Just kidding. At least, we HOPE we're just kidding.
They've gotta scramble to find a replacement so the film can still be released by April 2013, but we don't think finding a hot young actress in Hollywood is too hard of a task.
Who do U think should replace Lily? And sadly, Bruce Campbell still isn't an option, so don't even bother. LOLz!
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