If you're a fan of the "Evil Dead" series then the remake is probably hot on your list of films that you're at the very least curious about. One thing we knew going in is that Sam Raimi would be producing via his Ghosthouse Pictures Production company and that "wonderkins" new director Fede Alvarez with script penned by Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody.
We also got word a few months ago that Bruce Campbell would have a cameo in the film but there would be no "Ash" character. This film is supposed to take the "Cabin in the Woods" storyline mix it with the "Necronomicon" and introduce a whole new evil to a new generation. Today, via MovieHole, we get the details we've all be waiting for.
The redo plays it a lot more serious. These aren’t cartoonish heroes like Bruce Campbell’s Ash was in the original films, these are real folks with real world problems. And by golly are they in for some scary - not at all amung shit.
Mia and David, estranged blings who have recently lost their mother (Mia’s taking it the hardest being that she’s the one who spent most days at the hospital watching her mother deteriorate) have reunited, along with some old friends and his David’s fiancee, for an intervention at THAT old cabin. It’s here that the near rehabilitated Mia (who has apparently already been cast) will also toss the last of her drugs down the well and finally go cold Turkey.
A big storm sets in. Everyone heads to the cabin. The book of the dead is found, and arrogant Eric (one of the friends along for the trip) takes the most interest in transcribing passages from it.
Meanwhile Mia struggles with her newly sober self — BIG TIME. She was going slightly loopy anyway from a recent overdose (one in which she technically died from but was brought back) so no surprise that Mia is the first and worst to go bananas. And no surprise either that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!
Convinced this is just a crazy druggo coming to grips with her new reality, the gang inst Mia stay put. As far as they’re concerned, she’ll do anything to get out of the cabin and back to the comfort of a bar.
The stuff Mia starts seeing (she sees in the mirror a bloody face with a cracked skull sticking out) and doing (vomiting blood and vile at her friends; getting trigger-happy with a rifle) is alarming; but again, David and co say she’s not leaving until she’s cold turkey. Bad idea obviously — the more time in the cabin, the further the demon that lives there can climb inde her body and take it over.
Covered in burns and blisters, and with bloodshot eyes, and complete with a new macabre grin, Mia goes all Jack Torrance on her mates. Even after she’s injected with tranquilizers, the wild young woman is still a menace. They have no choice but to lock her in... well, “Evil Dead” fans will know what that’s about.
There’s some fun moments. With great effects, they could look a treat. For instance, when the gang do decide its time to get Mia to the hospital, David grabs the girl and they drive to the bridge they came in on… Only its gone now! Water has swallowed it whole.
The demons plan, of course, is to take everyone’s soul by the end of the film (with Mia’s help). There’s no Ash to make sure that doesn’t happen, so it’s grim.
With gory moments that remind one of “Hellraiser” or “Cabin Fever” more than anything, and with obvious “Shining” comparisons, “Evil Dead” sounds like it’s going to be a perfectly good horror movie…just not an “Evil Dead” movie.
The new "Evil Dead" is set to start shooting in New Zealand next March, 2012. Stay tuned as I will be trying my best to beat BooMan and Bnizzle on all these facts. lol.
Source: http://www.moviehole.net/201150056-excl ... ead-remake