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.
In an interview with Spanish website El Pais, Alvarez dropped the following on fans. We did our best in terms of translation.
“We realize the mistakes not to make,” says Alvarez. “As fans of the original, we know we are going to offend those who are also fans just by taking this job. We’re going to honor the original film along with the existing fans and hope to bring in a new audience as well.”
“Because we are fans of the original, we realize that nobody wants to see a celebrity in a remake like this,” he continues. “The only recognizable face will be that of Bruce Campbell, and he will be in a cameo toward the end of the film. We are going to change the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends who are beleaguered by demons in a cabin alone.”
Alvarez continues, “Sam Raimi says there’s a fine line between horror and comedy. The original Evil Dead was intended as a straight horror movie with scenes of extreme gore directly designed to shock the viewer. I rented the movie with a friend from a video store at just thirteen years old, and that was a big mistake! The film scared the life out of us.”
Hopefully that’s the direction he’ll choose to go in!
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