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Evil Dead remake officially underway in New Zealand

05.04.2012by: Eric Walkuski
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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

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11:03AM on 05/05/2012
The re-make is going to happen , inevitable with any successful Film and franchise , it's a new fact of life . Having both Sam Raimi AND Bruce Campbell(whose beloved character ASH isn't even being used )give their blessing to the project , would certainly seem to bode well .
The re-make is going to happen , inevitable with any successful Film and franchise , it's a new fact of life . Having both Sam Raimi AND Bruce Campbell(whose beloved character ASH isn't even being used )give their blessing to the project , would certainly seem to bode well .
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7:19AM on 05/05/2012
How many remakes are actually not only made with the blessing of the original makers but produced by? Surely this should be seen as boding well? Nothing like giving a movie a chance before it's even being made. As for dropping the "The" - really? I hope it's not getting to the point where we're complaining about that. Don't get me wrong I do understand scepticism when it comes to remakes but like every other movie can we at least wait until we get a trailer so we can have a feel for what the
How many remakes are actually not only made with the blessing of the original makers but produced by? Surely this should be seen as boding well? Nothing like giving a movie a chance before it's even being made. As for dropping the "The" - really? I hope it's not getting to the point where we're complaining about that. Don't get me wrong I do understand scepticism when it comes to remakes but like every other movie can we at least wait until we get a trailer so we can have a feel for what the movie might actually be?
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6:39PM on 05/04/2012

Evil is never dead!

Love that they are remaking this movie.. Hold on...I know..I know...please don't stone me for actually looking forward to a remake, overall I hate remakes, but this one I think will be a new classic!
Love that they are remaking this movie.. Hold on...I know..I know...please don't stone me for actually looking forward to a remake, overall I hate remakes, but this one I think will be a new classic!
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1:40PM on 05/04/2012

I'm glad it's dropped the "The"

Frankly the more I can separate this movie from the classic original and try to enjoy it on its own merits, the better chance it has of entertaining me.
Frankly the more I can separate this movie from the classic original and try to enjoy it on its own merits, the better chance it has of entertaining me.
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