Bruce Campbell is a man of many things, including one of the greatest sidekicks on television as Sam Axe in Burn Notice, but the one thing cult fans love him for is his portrayal of one of the greatest cult heroes of all time: Ash. And Ash or Campbell, apparently, won’t be a part of the upcoming Evil Dead remake per the man himself on his Twitter feed.
“Twitter fails when info gets fragmented. Last statement: ED [Evil Dead] remake is a re-telling. All bets are off & all involved love the new approach.”
What does this mean? It’s hard to think of an Evil Dead film without Ash in it, and it’s equally hard to think of someone else stepping into Campbell’s shoes for the role. Without both it just seems like all involved are using the franchise name for a generic horror film as opposed to using a lesser name for an original concept.
Tags: Bruce Campbell, The Evil Dead