Yesterday we passed along word that Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez told our buddies over at Bloody Disgusting his original plan for Evil Dead Part II was to have Ash and Mia team-up.
And today we hear that Alvarez Ash and Mia (might) be related…
Alvarez says: “We did have a lot of intentions of doing that. And she still might be related. If she is, she doesn’t know. We had a very complex character past for [Mia]. And David. They were siblings but they had different parents – different fathers. So yes, they might be related.”
Alvarez’s remake centered on Mia, a drug addict, is determined to kick the habit. To that end, she asks her brother, David, his girlfriend, Natalie and their friends Olivia and Eric to accompany her to their family’s remote forest cabin to help her through withdrawal. Eric finds a mysterious Book of the Dead at the cabin and reads aloud from it, awakening an ancient demon.
Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language, the film sports a 15% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: It may lack the absurd humor that underlined the original, but the new-look Evil Dead compensates with brutal terror, gory scares, and gleefully bloody violence.