If there is one thing we learned from watching Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, it’s that New Zealand is home to some of the most beautifully dense forest landscapes we’ve ever seen. The perfect place to hide a cabin full of Candarian demons!
Ghost House/Mandate Pictures and Sony/FilmDistrict will be taking off to New Zealand next March, 2012, to begin lensing the remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic Evil Dead. Fede Alvarez directs from his own screenplay co-written with Rodo Sayagues. Revisions were done by Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody.
The story centers on five friends holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead; a demonic force is unleashed, possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival.
Casting is currently under way for David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia. David is a mechanic and is engaged to Natalie. Mia is the friend who is heading to the cabin to detox; Olivia is her best friend/nurse. Eric, presumably, is the kid who unleashes the demons.
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