Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lily Collins says no to Evil Dead remake

So say our friends over at JoBlo.com, who picked up the news care of Variety. Turns out Collins, who was tapped to play the female version of Ash in the redo, had a scheduling conflict with another movie.

The question is: what next? Our answer is ditch the project altogether. Or push the film back, rewrite the Ash character back to a male lead, and hire Bruce Campbell. Anything less than The Chin as the lead in an Evil Dead movie is just plain fucking stupid.

For those who aren't in the know, Campbell and Same Raimi are producing this new version, which centers on five friends (David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia) holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead. A demonic force is unleashed and possesses each until only one is left to fight for survival. Mia is the Ash character, and she's a recovering drug addict.

The film shoots in New Zealand in March and FilmDistrict plans to release it in theatres on April 12, 2013.

4 comments:

  1. I rapturously applauded when I read: Our answer is ditch the project altogether. Or push the film back, rewrite the Ash character back to a male lead, and hire Bruce Campbell. Anything less than The Chin as the lead in an Evil Dead movie is just plain fucking stupid.

    You guys are spot on and absolute legends. May this be dogged with so many problems that they give up and make part 4 instead! or anything, anything at all that isn't this!!

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  2. Thanks dude! We appreciate the comments and may this project not live long and prosper! Keep up the great work in the Diner!

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  3. I'm really hoping they do a fourth installment rather than a reboot/remake/reimagining/regurgitation. I wanna see Ash kick some Deadite arse in the hardware section of the local S-Mart a la "Dawn of the Dead".

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