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Diablo Cody and The Evil Dead remake

11.18.2011

 

As we previously reported, Diablo Cody (JUNO) has been brought aboard the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell production of THE EVIL DEAD remake, and she knows she's in for it. Speaking to Collider during an interview for her new film YOUNG ADULT, Cody seemed to want to reiterate just how much she understands what makes THE EVIL DEAD work. 

"I wouldn’t have even gotten involved if Sam [Raimi] and Bruce Campbell hadn’t been involved as well, they’re producing it, and so of course I was like “Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact. But I was nervous to take the job because I thought “Ugh, I’m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I’m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and it’s like “No, look I understand what this is. I’m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original.” I feel like people will hopefully see Young Adult and go “Oh, okay that’s a horrifying movie maybe she could pull it off (laughs).”

So no worries, folks- Ash won't be calling any deadites "homeslice".

When asked about whether she added any violent scenes of her own- "Because the director’s draft was really scary, I tried to stay away from some of the big horror set pieces. I didn’t wanna mess with his vision, because he’s the one who ultimately has to shoot it. That being said, there is a moment near the—I mean it’s unbelievably violent (laughs). Occasionally I threw in a wound here or there. I didn’t write anything extravagant."

Cody's not even sure if her draft was the final one commissioned by Lionsgate but it does appear that the film is moving forward, thankfully under the watchful eyes of the original creators. More as we hear it.

Source: Collider

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9:28AM on 11/23/2011
Dear studio execs, didn't her last foray into the horror/comedy genre fail terribly?

We can only blame them for this as we know she'll do anything to get her name out there, being the "struggling" writer and all.
Dear studio execs, didn't her last foray into the horror/comedy genre fail terribly?

We can only blame them for this as we know she'll do anything to get her name out there, being the "struggling" writer and all.
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1:44AM on 11/21/2011
they made this. it was called drag me to hell. it was good.
they made this. it was called drag me to hell. it was good.
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8:33PM on 11/20/2011
...wait. you mean to tell me this bitch hasnt suffocated yet from her inflated sense of self worth? someone needs to tell her she has no talent.
...wait. you mean to tell me this bitch hasnt suffocated yet from her inflated sense of self worth? someone needs to tell her she has no talent.
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6:05PM on 11/20/2011
The first Evil Dead wasn't that good anyway, the series got notorious because Ash was such a badass from Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. Original Ash only survived because he was friends with the director.

The first Evil Dead wasn't that good anyway, the series got notorious because Ash was such a badass from Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. Original Ash only survived because he was friends with the director.

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8:15AM on 11/21/2011
You're kidding, right? 'The Evil Dead' was notorious years before they'd even made the first sequel. Hell, it was *banned* years before they'd even made the first sequel. Being one of the original video nasties was what made the film notorious, not how "badass" the central character became in sequels that descended more and more into comedy as they progressed.
You're kidding, right? 'The Evil Dead' was notorious years before they'd even made the first sequel. Hell, it was *banned* years before they'd even made the first sequel. Being one of the original video nasties was what made the film notorious, not how "badass" the central character became in sequels that descended more and more into comedy as they progressed.
1:34PM on 11/21/2011
Oh right, I forgot about that :D I saw the movie in 1998 and never understood what the fuss was about.

Still I think all the cries for more Ash is because he was heroic in the sequels than the barely survivor of the first one.

Oh right, I forgot about that :D I saw the movie in 1998 and never understood what the fuss was about.

Still I think all the cries for more Ash is because he was heroic in the sequels than the barely survivor of the first one.

5:49AM on 11/20/2011

BRUCE!

I am glad we will see another Evil Dead, but I cant believe Bruce Campbell wont be in it? For years there was a little bit of talk of another Evil Dead movie...why after all this time, has Bruce disappeared from having a role in the movie? Hopefully he will be in the movie before all is said and done.
I am glad we will see another Evil Dead, but I cant believe Bruce Campbell wont be in it? For years there was a little bit of talk of another Evil Dead movie...why after all this time, has Bruce disappeared from having a role in the movie? Hopefully he will be in the movie before all is said and done.
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9:59PM on 11/19/2011

SOUNDS GOOD

Why not?
Why not?
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12:10PM on 11/19/2011
whatever. unbelievable violence isn't the reason i like the original.
whatever. unbelievable violence isn't the reason i like the original.
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2:43AM on 11/19/2011
Fan my ass, if she was a real fan she would be offended at the ridiculous idea of remaking a classic. This was just a paycheck.

Also, isn't she supposed to be a writer? I am pretty sure she could have gotten her point across without that many "likes" in her statement.
Fan my ass, if she was a real fan she would be offended at the ridiculous idea of remaking a classic. This was just a paycheck.

Also, isn't she supposed to be a writer? I am pretty sure she could have gotten her point across without that many "likes" in her statement.
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2:07AM on 11/19/2011

Fuck Diablo!! (not the game)

Excuse me while I stick an ice pick up my pee hole....
Excuse me while I stick an ice pick up my pee hole....
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12:34AM on 11/19/2011
Wow, crazy to think of all people they invited Diablo Cody on board. I'm sure she was honored. Tough one to refuse. You'd live to regret it if you did.
Wow, crazy to think of all people they invited Diablo Cody on board. I'm sure she was honored. Tough one to refuse. You'd live to regret it if you did.
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11:53PM on 11/18/2011
i'm sorry...but if someone came up to me and said "would you like to write the remake of one of the greatest horror flicks of all-time?" i would not hesitate to say yes!! WTF is wrong with you people given a fan crap for getting to be involved in a fave movie??
i'm sorry...but if someone came up to me and said "would you like to write the remake of one of the greatest horror flicks of all-time?" i would not hesitate to say yes!! WTF is wrong with you people given a fan crap for getting to be involved in a fave movie??
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11:23PM on 11/18/2011

I FUCKING HATE YOU...

SO much. I never liked this bitch. She's a hack, a huge hack, has zero talent Juno was fuckin stupid. Jeniffers body was flat out retarded this is going to suck no way this is going to be good. sorry for anybody out there who likes her and likes her movies.
SO much. I never liked this bitch. She's a hack, a huge hack, has zero talent Juno was fuckin stupid. Jeniffers body was flat out retarded this is going to suck no way this is going to be good. sorry for anybody out there who likes her and likes her movies.
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10:46PM on 11/18/2011

A perfect cameo for Bruce.

I would fucking cum if this scene would be in the remake. New group needs to get camp supplies for weekend in cabin so they stop in Smart and when they check out the clerk is played by Bruce. This will be his Cameo and he can play as Ash with his metal hand and make some smart as remark. As group leaves he says "shop smar shop Smart.
I would fucking cum if this scene would be in the remake. New group needs to get camp supplies for weekend in cabin so they stop in Smart and when they check out the clerk is played by Bruce. This will be his Cameo and he can play as Ash with his metal hand and make some smart as remark. As group leaves he says "shop smar shop Smart.
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9:01PM on 11/18/2011
“Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original..."

Any "true fan" would stay as far away from this as possible
“Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original..."

Any "true fan" would stay as far away from this as possible
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12:23AM on 11/19/2011
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are involved. They created the Evil Dead series, and it is their decision to reboot. Are you seriously telling me that a "true fan," approached by the original creators who plan to remake the movie, would say "no, I think it is a stupid idea to remake it." Cody even says she would have nothing to do with it if Raimi and Campbell were not involved. The movie is going to be made either way with or without her contributions. She can't stop it from being made. If
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are involved. They created the Evil Dead series, and it is their decision to reboot. Are you seriously telling me that a "true fan," approached by the original creators who plan to remake the movie, would say "no, I think it is a stupid idea to remake it." Cody even says she would have nothing to do with it if Raimi and Campbell were not involved. The movie is going to be made either way with or without her contributions. She can't stop it from being made. If someone else planned to film it without the support of the principle team, then a true fan would refuse. But when a series you love is being remade by the people you can credit for developing it asks for your input, why would you deny yourself a chance to be a part of this franchise? At the very least, you, as a true fan, can make the most of a unfavorable situation.
8:10PM on 11/18/2011
Frankly I could care less who is writing this. Without Bruce staring in the movie in some capacity, it is not Evil Dead, period.

There is so much potential for a new installment with Bruce in the lead, cannot understand why they are rebooting.
Frankly I could care less who is writing this. Without Bruce staring in the movie in some capacity, it is not Evil Dead, period.

There is so much potential for a new installment with Bruce in the lead, cannot understand why they are rebooting.
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8:59PM on 11/18/2011
damn stright! If Harrison Ford can still be Iniana Jones Bruce Campbell can still be Ash!
damn stright! If Harrison Ford can still be Iniana Jones Bruce Campbell can still be Ash!
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