Bruce Campbell has retired from the role of Ash but will serve as a producer on the new Evil Dead flick Sam Raimi teased last year. Campbell let slip the new movie may begin filming later this year and today, we hear via MovieWeb that some fans have taken to Twitter to let us know WWE and The Girl on the Third Floor star CM Punk might be the best choice for “New Ash.”
Raimi’s original The Evil Dead centered on Ash Williams, his girlfriend and three pals who hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away. There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it’s read aloud. The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead. Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life.
The Evil Dead was written and directed by Raimi. Robert Tapert produced. It starred Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly. BUY IT HERE.