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Remake Of Horror Cult Classic The Evil Dead To Be Distributed By Sony!

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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:

“For 30 years, Sam, Bruce and I have been looking for the right home where we could return the deadites to the big screen. Amy Pascal and Jeff Blake at Sony and Peter Schlessel at FilmDistrict have always been incredible partners who share our passion for great storytelling as well as our obsession for scaring the pants off the audience. Together, we are looking forward to terrorizing a whole new generation.”

While we often have mixed feelings about remakes, we’re definitely curious about this one. We like the fact that the original Evil Dead team (including Bruce Campbell) is involved, and we’re also intrigued because Diablo Cody worked on the script!
What do U think? Are U excited for a new Evil Dead flick???
P.S. They should bring back Bruce as Ash! If Harrison Ford can still play Indy at 70, then we’d say Mr. Campbell should be fine! He’s only 53!

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Nov 30, 2011 20:20pm PDT