×

Latest Horror Movie Headlines

Evil Dead remake officially underway in New Zealand

05.04.2012by: Eric Walkuski

This isn't breaking news, no, but it does but an official tag on things: A press release issued by Sony Pictures today confirmed that the remake of THE EVIL DEAD is underway... And it would appear as though it has dropped the "THE." Huge news!!!

The press release:

Principal photography has begun on EVIL DEAD, in Auckland, New Zealand and will wrap in early July 2012.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and FilmDistrict have partnered with Ghost House Pictures on a worldwide deal - excluding U.K. and France - for Sony Pictures to distribute the remake of EVIL DEAD.

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

A core cast of young, fresh talent includes Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie.

"This cast of burgeoning talent share the same spirit we had when creating the original," says Tapert. "The desire to deliver an unexpected and outrageously scary movie experience for the audience."

EVIL DEAD marks director Fede Alvarez' feature debut. Originally from Uruguay, Alvarez studied filmmaking and communications, later opening his own production and post production company. In 2005 he won a scholarship to complete a masters in screenwriting in Amsterdam. In November 2009, he posted his four-minute short Panic Attack!, which became an instant viral internet phenomenon prompting intense interest from Hollywood and Ghost House Pictures in particular.

"We found a brilliant artist in Fede Alvarez. As a director, he understands what makes a story work and how to put the pieces together," says Raimi. "I'm really excited to see this story, that I care deeply about, retold by such a fine storyteller."

Extra Tidbit: Do you give a shite about such things as this remake dropping THE from the title?
Source: Sony Pictures

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Mistress Of The Week

More