Everything concerning the upcoming remake of the Sam Raimi classic The Evil Dead has been kept pretty hush-hush, but every now and again a few drips and drabs trickle out of the camp, and this time it's Lionsgate's title treatment that has us all wet with anticipation.
I can't say I'm too thrilled about seeing an Evil Dead remake, but after today's bit of news I can guarantee I'll at least laugh my way through Federico Alvarez's upcoming re-imagining of Sam Raimi's classic.
We have all been wondering just what in the world to expect from the upcoming remake of the Sam Raimi classic The Evil Dead, and today The Chin himself took to Twitter to clear up some speculation.
A week or so ago we broke the biggest story of the year, one that let you guys know that the long gestating remake of Evil Dead was indeed a go. The next day a director was announced ... Federico Alvarez. Recently the filmmaker spoke a bit about the project.
When we broke the story about a new Evil Dead flick coming on strong, it was risky. At that time it was unconfirmed, and if we were wrong, there would have been a lot of egg on our faces. Well, we took that chance, and we're happy to say that not only were we right, but you read it here first! Now then ... on to the official word!
We told you yesterday about the breaking news that a new entry in the Evil Dead franchise is imminent and that original director Sam Raimi is involved. Well, that cat is officially out of the bag!
When it comes to anything regarding the next Evil Dead flick, there's been so much said that we never know just what is or is not concrete anymore. However, an interesting and solid little tidbit has fallen right into our laps.
The name Duke Mitchell may not be recognizable to a lot of our readers, but fans of exploitation have probably heard of his first film as a writer/director, 1974’s Massacre Mafia Style, aka The Executioner. The next year he started filming a follow-up, then called Kiss the Ring, later given the awesome title of Gone with the Pope; however, Mitchell died before finishing the flick. Enter Grindhouse Releasing, which has undertaken a painstaking restoration.