SURPRISE! Evil Dead Hit with an NC-17; Cut for an R Rating
Unless you've been living under a rock and haven't seen anything pertaining to the upcoming remake of the Sam Raimi classic Evil Dead, then you know that the filmmakers were shooting an unrated film the entire time. But of course the MPAA weighed in...
Director Fede Alvarez answered a fan's question regarding the film's rating via his Twitter page:
"Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters." Hopefully this means we'll be getting a nice hard R rating for theatres and then something absolutely insane for its home video bow. Stay tuned.
Ghost House Pictures is producing the much anticipated remake of The Evil Dead, the film that effectively launched the careers of Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise, Darkman, Drag Me to Hell), Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), and Bruce Campbell, who played the Ash character and was co-producer of the original. They are now back to produce an Evil Dead for today's audience that's high on the horror, gore, plot twists, and more from a screenplay written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues with Diablo Cody. Executive producers are J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joseph Drake, and Peter Schlessel.
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A core cast of young, fresh talent includes Jane Levy ("Suburgatory") as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia; and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie.
Look for the film in theatres on April 12th.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they 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.
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