Bloody Disgusting has some rather interesting news about the potential Evil Dead reboot/remake.
According to BD, the following is planned by Fefe Alvarez working on a script from Diablo Cody:
The reboot is true to the roots of Raimi’s original as it follows a group of friends who hole up in a remote cabin, discover the “Book of the Dead” and accidentally unleash an unrelenting group of Deadites.
The “new spin” is the motivation behind the trip, with the lead character taking his younger sister to the family’s cabin to help her kick her drug addiction. Without her drugs she becomes insane and difficult to control, which makes it impossible to see that she’s actually possessed.
The worst part, though, is that one of the friends unleashes the demons by deciphering the Book of the Dead and reading the passages aloud. (Yeah, because just some kid would know how to read ancient text. Sigh.) The only way I can get behind this is if the film references the original (meaning this is a new group of kids in the exact same cabin) and Bruce Campbell cameo’s as “Ash” (who has now aged quite considerably).
What do you think? Are you excited by the new direction? Or is this wholly disappointing? Let us know below.
Tags: Bruce Campbell, Diablo Cody, The Evil Dead
Source: Bloody Disgusting