As many of you may already know, Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead is being remade. Now, new information regarding the film’s plot and characters has been revealed and it looks like director Fede Alvaraz and scriptwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) are aiming for a more serious and realistic movie, rather than the campy film beloved by horror fans. Uh, did they ever hear the expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
Moviehole reports that the movie, which does not have–I repeat, does not have–an Ash character, will revolve around a drug addiction subplot and be more dark than the original film.
A few interesting plot lines were recently released, giving us character names and back story. The film will essentially follow Mia, a twenty-something girl who has developed a drug addiction following the death of her mother. David, Mia’s estranged brother, takes her along with his fiancee and friend, to a remote cabin in the woods–THE CABIN–where he and his friends will attempt to rehabilitate her from her substance abuse.
Apparently, Eric, one of David’s jerk friends, finds The Necronomicon–aka The Book of the Dead--and he begins to transcribe it. Immediately, Mia begins acting very strangely and eventually starts to turn on her friends. Mia’s possession is described as being similar to Jack Torrance’s in The Shining while the goriness of the film is going to be as vivid and grotesque as Hellraiser and Cabin Fever.
The movie will begin filming in New Zealand in March, on the same set in which the Yogi Bear movie was filmed. Oh, greeeeat, that makes me feel SO much better.
After hearing the new plot, I am even more upset that they are remaking this campy classic. First of all, there are so many differences from the original film to the point where it could stand alone as it’s own, rather than a remake. I mean, just because they are calling it The Evil Dead and filming in a cabin, does not make it The Evil Dead.
Why so serious? Why take the film a darker route and ruin what the original movie had–which was humor and fun! This movie already sounds awful because it already lacks so many elements that the original had…especially Ash.
I’m not looking forward to this movie. Are you?
Update: Movie will hit theaters April 12, 2013