Story by: Jack Foley
GOOD news for both horror fans and Bruce Campbell enthusiasts.
Sam Raimi has announced that he is planning to remake his low-budget
horror classic, The Evil Dead.
The film is to be given a big-budget makeover, with Campbell
reprising his cult role, and Raimi serving as producer.
The movie has been made possible because of Raimi's new-found
status in Hollywood, following the box office success of his Spider-Man
movies, and will provide the team with the opportunity to really
flex their film-making muscles.
A new director has yet to be found,
though, as Raimi will probably be too busy concentrating on a
third Spider-Man instalment, rather than returning to previous
That said, he has a keen eye for horror, having recently served
as producer on number one horror movie, The
Grudge, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
It's ironic, given that the talented director confessed recently
that horror isn't really his thing.
"I would never actually go and see them because I was frightened
by them," he stated.
"But I really started on horror films because I was told
that was the only thing we could make that would sell when we
first started out as independent film-makers."
Fans of the Evil Dead series have been told to expect plenty
of gore, as the new-look Dead seeks to benefit from the advances
in special effects to up the excitement factor.
I wonder if the remake will be banned, like the original?