Recently we had the opportunity to catch up with the mighty Sam Raimi and caught an interesting tidbit on the non-activity of the rumored Evil Dead remake.
Raimi revealed that this project is still something he thinks would be worth remaking, but that functionally the remake has been shelved, for the time being, to make way for more pressing projects. Many of the film’s fans might protest such a remake of a much beloved cult classic; but Raimi reveals a persuasive logic of his own as to why it should be done. “That was only shot in 16 mm,” he said, “and I don’t think many people ever saw it on the big screen, actually. They usually just found it later on video if they liked it or not. So no one really saw it on the big screen, no one really saw it on 35 mm. The sound job should have been stereo, because that movie was only as good as sight and sound. If you have it directed in 35 on the big screen, and be able to move the sound around, that would increase its effectiveness 3-fold.” Whether you find that persuasive or not, those who would prefer a remake not be done have at least a temporary reprieve.
Raimi went on to say, “We said we were going to do it, but we got so busy with other projects we never actually pursued it. We still want to do it, we still think it’s worth trying, but I’ve still not done a single thing about it.”
Hope he will or just leave it alone already? Let us know below!
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