OFFICIAL RED BAND TEASER TRAILER FOR THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE!

The official red band teaser trailer for THE EVIL DEAD remake has finally premiered and, amazingly, it actually looks pretty damn good. Weird, right? But that’s the thing with trailers, they’re often so better than the movies themselves these days. Ok, ok, I know I should judge the film before seeing it, and I WILL see it because I’m such an EVIL DEAD mark, but given the track records of remakes recently, I’m not overly hopeful.

HOWEVER, people have been flipping out about it. NOW THE VERY TRAILER EVERYONE’S BEEN TALKING ABOUT HAS FINALLY BEEN OFFICIALLY LEAKED TO THE WEB! And now you’ll be able to check it out below after the break! I’m actually incredibly excited about this. Why? BECAUSE I LOVE THE EVIL DEAD and even if the film does suck out loud, Raimi and company are still a part of it and I doubt they’d sign off on a piece of crap. From the teaser alone, I can’t wait to check this one out! I know, I know, I’m a philistine, but I can’t help it!

Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 12th, 2013. Also, be sure to check out the official website and facebook page.

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.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A HI-DEF LOOK AT THE RED-BAND TEASER TRAILER FOR THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE!

THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE TRAILER HAS BEEN LEAKED!

Unfortunately, none of us here at Backwoods Horror were available to attend the New York Comic Con this year, which is a damn shame because while I’ve been deriding it as a useless, unnecessary remake (which I still believe to be true), the teaser trailer for THE EVIL DEAD remake premiered and, amazingly, we’ve been hearing nothing but good things about it. Weird, right? But that’s the thing with trailers, they’re often so better than the movies themselves these days. Ok, ok, I know I should judge the film before seeing it, and I WILL see it because I’m such an EVIL DEAD mark, but given the track records of remakes recently, I’m not overly hopeful.

HOWEVER, as I said above, the teaser trailer premiered at the NYCC and people have been flipping out about it. NOW THE VERY TRAILER EVERYONE’S BEEN TALKING ABOUT HAS BEEN LEAKED TO THE WEB! Of course, it’s blurry as it was taken shakily by a camera phone, but now you’ll be able to check it out below after the break! Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 12th, 2013. Also, be sure to check out the official website and facebook page.

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.

KEEP READING FOR A GLIMPSE AT THE LEAKED TRAILER FOR THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE!

FIRST IMAGE FROM THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE TRAILER AND INFORMATION FROM THE NYCC PANEL

Unfortunately, none of us here at Backwoods Horror were available to attend the New York Comic Con this year, which is a damn shame because while I’ve been deriding it as a useless, unnecessary remake (which I still believe to be true), the teaser trailer for THE EVIL DEAD remake premiered and, amazingly, we’ve been hearing nothing but good things about it. Weird, right? But that’s the thing with trailers, they’re often so better than the movies themselves these days. Ok, ok, I know I should judge the film before seeing it, and I WILL see it because I’m such an EVIL DEAD mark, but given the track records of remakes recently, I’m not overly hopeful.

HOWEVER, as I said above, the teaser trailer premiered at the NYCC and people have been flipping out about it. Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 12th, 2013. Also, be sure to check out the official website and facebook page.

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.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE BRAND NEW PHOTO FROM THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE TRAILER AND MORE INFORMATION FROM THE PANEL

A NEW BANNER FOR THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE MAKES AN APPEARANCE AT NYCC

While everything I hear about the EVIL DEAD remake just makes it sound like more and more of a giant, steaming pile of crap, one thing is definite: it’s getting a LOT of buzz. Recently at the New York Comic Con, a new banner has appeared. It seems like the filmmakers behind this needless remake are doing all they can to promote the hell out of it. I’ve tried not to pass judgement on the film before seeing it, but THE EVIL DEAD is a perfect horror film through and through, unnecessary of a remake. Given that and an untested director and a script partially written by Diablo Cody (one of the shittiest screenwriters of all time), things aren’t looking good…

Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 12th, 2013. Though news about the remake is being kept under wraps, for those of you who are actually excited about this film, you can check out the new banner below.

SYNOPSIS (as if you didn’t know):

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.

FIRST SET IMAGE FROM THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE!

I somehow missed this news on THE EVIL DEAD remake. Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, and Bruce Campbell, FilmDistrict’s reboot is aiming for release on April 12th, 2013. Though news about the remake is being kept heavily under wraps, Alvarez, via twitter, released the first set image from the film a few months back: the dark forest road leading up to the cabin. Check it out below!

SYNOPSIS (as if you didn’t know):

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.

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.

NEW BANNER MAKES AN APPEARANCE AT SDCC FOR THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE

New banners for various horror films and remakes have been showing up for the coming San Diego Comic-Con. This one for the EVIL DEAD remake, while sparse, has me excited with some imagery from the original showing up to get viewers ready for the 2013 release. In theaters April 12, 2013 from director Fede Alvarez, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, Bruce Campbell all star.

SYNOPSIS (as if you didn’t know):

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.

SEE THE EVIL DEAD ON THE BIG SCREEN JULY 13TH IN NYC

FRIDAY, JULY 13TH, 11:59PM, see Sam Raimi’s instant classic THE EVIL DEAD, a textbook example of low-budget technical ingenuity and wildly inventive mayhem, is a laughing-screaming rollercoaster ride, balancing slapstick mayhem and over the top gore, once again underlining the kinship between horror and comedy. The recipe: Take six college students, a wood cabin, a forest, a copy of the Book of the Dead, a mysterious audio recording of a black magic incantation, an axe and a chainsaw…and don’t forget a sharp pencil. Throw in demonic possession and tree spirits in the mix and, stand back and watch the mayhem. Contradicting the theory of “The Final Girl” as promulgated in Carol Clover’s estimable 1993 book Men, Women, and Chainsaws, Raimi offers for your delectation the ineffable Bruce Campbell as The Final Guy.

As THE EVIL DEAD is perhaps one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite films of all time, you’d better believe I’ll be there representing BACKWOODS HORROR! So if you see me, stop by and say howdy before the show!


SEE THE EVIL DEAD AT:

THE FILM SOCIETY LINCOLN CENTER FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER
165 West 65th Street, New York, NY

212-875-5610

The Show Starts At 11:59PM, But I’d Suggest Getting There Early To Get Great Seats. 

RAIMI’S RENAISSANCE FILES SUIT AGAINST AWARD PICTURES OVER EVIL DEAD

Evil Dead Lawyers

Renaissance Pictures, created in 1979 by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell in order to make the horror classic The Evil Dead, is suing Award Pictures over the Evil Dead trademark and rights to make the sequel. Award Pictures claim statements made in the 2000 book The Evil Dead Companion by Raimi and Tapert wherein they said “We’re never going to do a sequel,” are proof that The Evil Dead trademark was abandoned, leaving it up for grabs to anyone ready, willing, and able to carry on the franchise.

With all this in mind, Award Pictures had their sights set on making a fourth Evil Dead film titled Evil Dead 4: Consequences. Not so fast, says Raimi, who was already working on co-writing and co-producing an Evil Dead remake for Sony Pictures and FilmDistrict. Both Renaissance and Award Pictures are claiming they own the rights to the trademark, with Award’s film interfering with Raimi’s remake. Bring in the lawyers!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Renaissance says in its lawsuit that fans “have long been eager for another installment,” and Raimi finally announced last year he would co-write and co-produce a remake of the original. Shortly before the announcement, Renaissance went to the U.S. Trademark Office to register the mark.

One problem.

After Renaissance did so, an objection was filed by Award Pictures, which says it has been preparing its own Evil Dead film. The company says that Renaissance’s hold on “Evil Dead” was abandoned and thus, Award Pictures should be deemed as being a prior user.

Award Pictures goes on to say that even if Evil Dead was a valid mark upon the release of the first film, the sequels can’t be counted as continued use because they were both “works for hire” and “single works.” Additionally, the company points to 20 other motion pictures that have used Evil Dead within their title over the years, saying that Renaissance has exhibited “uncontrolled, unregulated and undefended use of Evil Dead.” Finally, Award says Renaissance’s purported trademark claims constitute a defrauding of others in the entertainment industry.

Renaissance struck back this week with a lawsuit against Award Pictures, saying it indeed has used its mark, for example licensing Evil Dead video games, dolls, clothing, memorabilia, comic books, etc.

According to the lawsuit, “As a result of Renaissance’s use of the Evil Dead mark and the cult success of the films and related products, the Evil Dead mark has acquired enormous value, has become famous among the relevant consuming public and motion picture trade and is recognized as identifying and distinguishing Renaissance exclusively and uniquely as the source of goods sold and services provided under the Evil Dead mark.”

Renaissance says Award Pictures’ planned film entitled Evil Dead 4: Consequences, is intended to cause confusion to consumers and that the key plot elements and character names “would inevitably infringe Renaissance’s copyright rights in The Evil Dead.”

Alleging trademark infringement, false advertising and injury to business reputation, Renaissance is asking for an injunction against further infringement and further monetary damages.

So what does this mean for the fans? Whomever wins, we lose. A fourth installment in the Evil Dead franchise slapped together by an unheard of production house without the cooperation of anyone involved in the first three films would be atrocious. That being said, the forthcoming obvious cash grab of a remake not featuring Bruce Campbell, not directed by Sam Raimi, and co-written by the infamous Diablo Cody is going to be pure, undiluted crap on a stick. My suggestion? Pop in your copy of the superior original, bask in all its glory, and just forget anything that comes after Army Of Darkness.

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