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.
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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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The deadites are coming…but not until 2013!
Last we heard about the Evil Dead remake, Sony Pictures had made a distribution deal for the FilmDistrict/Ghost House Pictures flick.
Now, we're hearing that the film has officially been given a release date of April 12, 2013!
We've also learned some new story details! In this version of the cult classic horror flick, a group of friends travel to a remote cabin where they find the Book of the Dead. After the book is read, the group must "fight to survive when a demonic force is unleashed."
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Get ready for more deadites!
Back in July, we heard that Sam Raimi was planning a remake of his 1981 horror cult classic The Evil Dead!
We were kind of excited about it, especially because we'd heard that Sam was talking about making the movie for a low budget, just like he did for the original!
Now, we're hearing that Sony Pictures has made a deal to distribute the flick, which is being put together by FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures.
Here's what producer Rob Tapert had to say about the project in a statement:
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Oh hell yes! Couldn't have a Sam Raimi film without him!
Bruce Campbell, best known for his work in Raimi's movies like the Spider-Man franchise and the Evil Dead series, announced this morning via his Twitter that he is the latest actor to get attached to Oz: The Great and Powerful.
The cast is loaded with A-listers, with fellow Spidey alum James Franco taking the lead role and Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz playing the three witches. So, what role will Bruce have? Let's check out his Twitter announcement:
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