Yesterday, we passed along word that The Hole in the Ground director Lee Cronin will helm an all-new Evil Dead movie called Evil Dead Now. And today Cronin commented on the project.
He writes: “I guess the cat is outta the bag. Or, is Henrietta out of the fruit cellar? Touched by all the kind words and warm wishes. Thank you! Humbled to collaborate with the legends that are Sam Raimi, @robtapert and @GroovyBruce on a new chapter in the Evil Dead universe.”
Check out his tweet below.
The last time we saw the series on the big screen was in Fede Alvarez’s remake with Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore.
It centered on a drug addict who is determined to kick the habit and asks her brother, his girlfriend, and their friends to accompany her to their family’s remote forest cabin to help her through withdrawal. When a mysterious Book of the Dead is found at the cabin, it awakens an ancient demon and all hell breaks loose.
Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language, the remake sports a 62% over on Rotten Tomatoes with this Critics Consensus: 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.