VIDEO: SAM RAIMI TALKS EVIL DEAD REMAKE

From: Bloody Disgusting

Director Fede Alvarez is currently wrapping up photography on EVIL DEAD remake, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures’ remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror classic, now filming in Auckland, New Zealand. The film was written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (with a polish by Diablo Cody) is produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the popular Ash character in the original trilogy.

Now Raimi confirms what we’ve more or less been suspecting, that the character of Ash will not be in the remake. He told MTV, “No, that character’s not in this movie“. He also said that the new one is “gut-wrenching, scary and intense“. This all fits nicely with what I’m expecting from the movie so far. From what I’ve heard, this thing is intense and gory and stays true to the spirit of the original without copying its exact story. In other words, I’m expecting it to do what remakes are (at their best) supposed to do.

A core cast of young, fresh talent includes Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie.

SYNOPSIS:

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and 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.

Soooooo, what do I think about all this? I think that it sounds like they’re making a completely different movie than THE EVIL DEAD and it shouldn’t be called a remake at all. THE main character ASH isn’t even going to be in it and it doesn’t even follow the same story. What does this mean? It means they’ve made a completely different movie with elements similar to THE EVIL DEAD, making it a rip-off, not a remake, and to make matters worse, Diablo Cody (who has about the same writing talent as Stephanie Meyer) had a hand in the script. So, unlike other sites it would seem, while I think this may very well be an OK horror film, it shouldn’t have the name THE EVIL DEAD attached to it in any way. It should just be it’s own thing instead of marring the name of one of the greatest films of all time.

ZOMBIE TALKS MORE ‘T-REX’

Posted on 31st March 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

Something I’m much more interested in than H2, let me tell ‘ya.  Looks like Zombie’s gonna return to Devil’s Rejects form with this one.  Keep your peepers here for more.

From MTV:

“It’s not a horror movie,” explained Zombie. “It’s like an incredibly violent ’70s action movie. I can’t think of anything that’s like it. Just a gritty, gnarly, violent movie. But it’s not a horror movie in any way.”

“It’s sort of like a cross between that Dustin Hoffman movie ‘Straight Time’ mixed with ‘Raging Bull’… sort of,” said Zombie. “I want to make a serious movie about this washed-up prizefighter who’s got this self-destructive tendency, and he comes out of prison and the only way he knows how to survive is by fighting.”

Added Zombie, “But his boxing career is over so he gets caught up in this sort of underground fight ring. But it’s all set in the ’70s, so it’s not like an ‘Ultimate Fighting’ type thing. It’s more like just nasty. It’s like if ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ was a serious movie. How about that? Minus the orangutan.”

DEPP’S ‘DARK SHADOWS’ NEWS UPDATE

Sam Sarkar, director of development over at Johnny Depp’s production outfit Infinitum-Nihil, spoke to MTV recently on the state of the Dark Shadows project.

He would not confirm or deny whether or not Tim Burton was attached to direct, but stated that the project is in full swing and they’re working with Warner Brothers.  Additionally, it was stated that, when Dan Curtis was still among the living, he gave his blessing to the project.

If the film proves successful, there is potential there for a series of sequels.

‘THE GOON’ INTRODUCTION VIDEO

For those of you who HAVEN’T been following Eric Powell’s THE GOON, stop what you’re doing, head out to your local comic shop, and soak up that rich, back-issue goodness.  If you have no fucking clue what the hell I’m talking about, check out the vid below, provided by MTV and Eric Powell: