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Shiloh Fernandez cast as male lead in The Evil Dead remake

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Shiloh Fernandez (RED RIDING HOOD) has been cast for the male lead role in THE EVIL DEAD remake. No name for the character he'll be portraying is listed, but it's clear that it's not for Bruce Campbell's Ash, even if he has dark hair and features and bears a very striking resemblance to a young Bruce Campbell.  Hmmm....

According to Variety: Helmed and penned by Fede Alvarez, the pic is a reinvention of the 1981 cult classic about a group of teens who holed up in a remote cabin who discover a Book of the Dead that unleashes demons they cannot control. Though the plot is similar to the original, the idea is a new take, this time without the character of Ash.

Actress Lily Collins recently dropped out of the remake, allegedly for scheduling issues, so the hunt is on for a female lead.

I just get a "I don't knoooow" kind of feeling about this remake. It's just so f*cking unnecessary. How in the hell are they going to top a character like Ash? Yeah, they're starting "fresh" with no Ash, but that's about it.

I mean, if Shiloh Fernandez ends up acting kooky and strapping a chainsaw to his hand, but his name is Joseph, then it's not exactly a ripe concept, now is it?

Perhaps with Bruce Campbell, Robert Tapart, and original creator Sam Raimi producing we can expect proper guidance, but it still begs the question of why do it in the first place?

My excitement meter is at zero, but I'm open to a change of heart if it ends up looking good on the marketing side. For me, it has nothing to lose and eveything to gain.

Extra Tidbit: I don't care how fat and old Bruce Campbell is now, I'd much rather see him back in the role of Ash and doing a proper sequel to Army of Darkness. But...whatever.
Source: Variety

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11:06AM on 02/03/2012

You know what?

Bruce Campbell would be just right to play Sully from the Uncharted series.

Bruce Campbell would be just right to play Sully from the Uncharted series.

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11:52AM on 02/03/2012
+1,000,000 sir. that's an awesome casting choice.
+1,000,000 sir. that's an awesome casting choice.
8:28PM on 02/04/2012
I thought the same thing, but alternatively, I'd rather Uncharted stay a game, not become a movie.
I thought the same thing, but alternatively, I'd rather Uncharted stay a game, not become a movie.
12:21PM on 02/03/2012

Another Shameless Plug For My Army of Darkness 2 idea

After the events at S-Mart, the authorities declare Ash Williams insane and he is committed to a run-down mental hospital in Detroit. Two decades pass, and Ash has spent his time seducing nurses, rallying the other patients against the Establishment, and dealing with the asylum's ridiculous rat infestation in typical resourceful over-the-top Ash fashion. Meanwhile, during the unnecessary remake of an iconic horror film in Tennessee...a got-lucky-once scriptwriter finds an unburnt page of the
After the events at S-Mart, the authorities declare Ash Williams insane and he is committed to a run-down mental hospital in Detroit. Two decades pass, and Ash has spent his time seducing nurses, rallying the other patients against the Establishment, and dealing with the asylum's ridiculous rat infestation in typical resourceful over-the-top Ash fashion. Meanwhile, during the unnecessary remake of an iconic horror film in Tennessee...a got-lucky-once scriptwriter finds an unburnt page of the Necronomicon. Hoping for ideas, she reads from it and accidentally awakens the Deadites. Soon the new Army of Darkness is awoken, comprised of the skeletons Revolutionary, Civil, WWI & WWII veterans. They march on Detroit seeking to swalow our hero's soul. Its up to Ash and a zany cast of asylum inmates to save the day.
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4:31PM on 02/04/2012
so in all those years that fanboys posted their sequels scriptideas on the internet, how many actually became legit screenwriters and made the movie they wrote about?
so in all those years that fanboys posted their sequels scriptideas on the internet, how many actually became legit screenwriters and made the movie they wrote about?
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1:57PM on 02/03/2012
I'd rather see Raimi do another original movie like Drag Me to Hell.
I'd rather see Raimi do another original movie like Drag Me to Hell.
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1:13PM on 02/03/2012
since a girl is playing ash in this film, the only way this turns out good is of this Shiloh guy gets raped by a tree
since a girl is playing ash in this film, the only way this turns out good is of this Shiloh guy gets raped by a tree
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8:27PM on 02/04/2012
Equal opportunity rape! Excellent idea, sir. :-D
Equal opportunity rape! Excellent idea, sir. :-D
11:00AM on 02/03/2012
I like Hawaiian shirt Bruce. Sam Axe is almost as good as Ash. Plus, Bruce recently lost quite a bit of weight so now he is the perfect size to be a washed up alcoholic Navy SEAL but still be a reasonable threat as far as "I'm too old for this shit" action heroes go.
I like Hawaiian shirt Bruce. Sam Axe is almost as good as Ash. Plus, Bruce recently lost quite a bit of weight so now he is the perfect size to be a washed up alcoholic Navy SEAL but still be a reasonable threat as far as "I'm too old for this shit" action heroes go.
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6:04PM on 02/03/2012

Why?

OK... if your not going to have Ash or a similar character in the "EVIL DEAD REMAKE"... Then why call it the Evil Dead? I don't get it the whole project seems like a big kick in the crotch to the original Evil Dead movies... It's like they're just using the title as some sort of gimmick in order to get people interested in the movie.
I'm not apposed to a reboot/remake (I would prefer a sequel) but, for the love of all that is good in this world why go so far of the beaten path? I swear every
OK... if your not going to have Ash or a similar character in the "EVIL DEAD REMAKE"... Then why call it the Evil Dead? I don't get it the whole project seems like a big kick in the crotch to the original Evil Dead movies... It's like they're just using the title as some sort of gimmick in order to get people interested in the movie.
I'm not apposed to a reboot/remake (I would prefer a sequel) but, for the love of all that is good in this world why go so far of the beaten path? I swear every single piece of new info released for this just makes me more and more uneasy about the whole project...
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4:17PM on 02/03/2012

this guy

was horrible in Red Riding Hood, and his look just makes it damn near impossible to have the viewer root for his character... still keepin an open mind for this, but I fear it might be another The Thing, which I was really lookin forward to...
was horrible in Red Riding Hood, and his look just makes it damn near impossible to have the viewer root for his character... still keepin an open mind for this, but I fear it might be another The Thing, which I was really lookin forward to...
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8:38PM on 02/03/2012
You are not Bruce Campbell.
You are not Bruce Campbell.
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12:02AM on 02/05/2012
There is no denying that this guy has THE CHIN of Bruce Campbell...Come on guys, just come out and admit this dude is playing Ash.
There is no denying that this guy has THE CHIN of Bruce Campbell...Come on guys, just come out and admit this dude is playing Ash.
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4:35PM on 02/04/2012
Even the original Evil Dead didn't have the Ash people now love. Scotty had the guts to chop his girl friend into pieces, Ash only bitchslapped Linda. Sequel Ash however had no problem decapitating Linda. I rather have no Ash than pussy Ash again.
Even the original Evil Dead didn't have the Ash people now love. Scotty had the guts to chop his girl friend into pieces, Ash only bitchslapped Linda. Sequel Ash however had no problem decapitating Linda. I rather have no Ash than pussy Ash again.
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11:00AM on 02/03/2012

it might be OK

i'm gonna give it the benefit of the doubt for now because of the involvement of bruce and sam.
i'm gonna give it the benefit of the doubt for now because of the involvement of bruce and sam.
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