I remember back when we first broke the news – before anyone else – that a remake of The Evil Dead was on its way. People were skeptical, and rightly so. Now though, it’s all water under the bridge, and the flick is well on its way. When it was announced that writer Diablo Cody was handling the scripting details, a shudder went down the spines of fans. Would this flick be riddled with the kind of sharp and spazzy dialog Cody is known for? Read on for the answer.
“It was really important again to the filmmakers that it remain totally grounded in reality and timeless,” Cody tells MTV. “They weren’t trying to make some hip trendy horror movie full of pop culture references. I really hope people don’t think that that’s what I was hired to do. I came in and worked on characters and relationships, things like that. I will say that Sam Raimi, of course, and Bruce Campbell are both involved as producers and that I wouldn’t have worked on it otherwise. Had to have the original geniuses.”
The reboot follows five twenty-something friends that 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. The story will carry a unique new drug theme that causes confusion among the teens.
Check out the whole interview below.
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