WonderCon 2013: Evil Dead Sequel Talk and More
Evil Dead terrorized the attendees at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, today, and Casey King called in with some highlights from the panel and a rundown of what you cats missed. First up there was some sequel talk...
Director Fede Alvarez told the absolutely electrified crowd in attendance that should his film do well, he has plans to do his sequel while Raimi hopefully does Army of Darkness 2. Then he would like there to be a seventh crossover film which will tie the franchise all together. Bruce Campbell agreed, chiming in that "seven is a nice number."
King goes on to report that a special trailer for WonderCon was also shown that was slightly different from the red-band one we already have (we suspect it'll be online soon so check back), and finally the panel wrapped with a video message from Sam Raimi introducing the clip which ran earlier this week as an exclusive on World Star Hip Hop. You can watch that below.
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.
Read our Evil Dead review here!
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Evil Dead has been rated R for “strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. Look for it in US theatres on April 5th, 2013.
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.
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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