Sam Raimi talks about the violent Evil Dead remake

News Glen Chapman 23 Aug 2012 - 08:44

Whilst promoting his new film The Possession, Sam Raimi has been discussing the Evil Dead remake...

I think it's safe to say there's a fair amount of scepticism about the Evil Dead remake, but the involvement of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell should go some way to appeasing fans of the original series. Plus there's an Oscar-winning screenwriter on board, in the form of Diablo Cody, and a promising director – Fede Alvarez – which should indicate that this will be worth a look.

While promoting The Possession, Sam Raimi has been talking about the upcoming Evil Dead remake. "It’s really bloody. It’s so bloody, it will make your head spin", he confirmed. "I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it. It’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop. Definitely R. Maybe worse."

I would imagine that it would take a lot for the film to get an NC-17 rating, certainly based on gore and violence alone. Unless the film features sexual violence, which is somewhat unlikely, even considering a certain scene in the original.

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"Somewhat unlikely" sexual violence?? She got raped by a fracking tree!!

I would love to see Ash make an appearance in this. Looking at the IMDb page this is going to be a completely different group of people that go to the cabin. I'm thinking it'd be cool if they visit the same cabin as the original just in the present time and Ash could be one of the dead they awake. With the trademark chainsaw hand of course.

Demon possession is no laughing matter lol.

"Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we get the hottest writer of the moment and get her to rewrite a classic of a genre that is oversaturated at the moment!" Who says Hollywood doesn't think outside the box?!

"Plus there's an Oscar-winning screenwriter on board, in the form of Diablo Cody" Yep, that's exactly why this movie is bound to suck. You see, winning an oscar is not synonym of talent. Diablo Cody writes like an adolescent that thinks that what makes Pulp Ficition a great movie is that they talk of hamburgers.

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Why don't we get the hottest writer of the moment and get her to rewrite a classic of a genre that is oversaturated at the moment!"

If you're referring to Zombie films... The Evil Dead is not a zombie film. I know the deadites *look* like zombies but they act quite different. If you mean a possession movie... well possibly, although I don't think there are that many.
Don't get me wrong, I wish they weren't making the film, mainly because I think the original should stand as it is. Also I was hoping for a sequel at some point and that seems very unlikely with a remake.

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