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Jan. 24, 2011by: Niki Stephens

That reboot for THE EVIL DEAD? It still might be coming.

Who announced this tomfoolery? It was Rob Tapert, the man who runs Ghost House Productions with Sam Raimi.

This is what he said on THE EVIL DEAD reboot and the lack of deadness, "It's possible; we're looking at a script this month. What's interesting about 'Evil Dead' is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. ... I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience."

But...why not just have screenings like they are doing with BACK TO THE FUTURE? I'd pay good money to see the original at one of my local theaters.

Shock Til You Drop, who reported the news originally, say they know a lot of writers and directors that have taken a meeting with the Ghost House team for THE EVIL DEAD remake gig. I'm with them when they say that it's, "Hard to believe Tapert and Raimi are still giving it a push."

I'm not going to whine about it, but how do you top anything without Bruce Campbell in a leading role? A cameo is nice but I don't want to see some dreadful teen actors in a cabin pretending to be scared. All I can say is I'm not onboard with this one.

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Source: STYD

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6:15PM on 01/26/2011

Fuck this!

I love Sam Raimi, but this is a bad idea. Leave it alone. Make something new that you can use Bruce in. He's still a really good actor, he just needs someone to give him a shot at something decent.
I love Sam Raimi, but this is a bad idea. Leave it alone. Make something new that you can use Bruce in. He's still a really good actor, he just needs someone to give him a shot at something decent.
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10:47PM on 01/25/2011
cant be remade. i dont need to see a nightmare on elm street remake fail and then evil dead remake fail as well too. fuck that.
cant be remade. i dont need to see a nightmare on elm street remake fail and then evil dead remake fail as well too. fuck that.
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2:53PM on 01/25/2011

Meh...

Give me a red band trailer and I might give a shit...otherwise, what's the point?
Give me a red band trailer and I might give a shit...otherwise, what's the point?
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12:40PM on 01/25/2011
I could see them passing the mantle on to another hero. But... a new Ash? Nah...
I could see them passing the mantle on to another hero. But... a new Ash? Nah...
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9:27AM on 01/25/2011

No please

The world doesn't need a PG13 Evil Dead in 3D. Cause that is what we'd end up with. Probably with Will Smith in the lead
The world doesn't need a PG13 Evil Dead in 3D. Cause that is what we'd end up with. Probably with Will Smith in the lead
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7:39AM on 01/25/2011

oh ffs

i just watched all 3 last week yeah they're dated but they are classics and are bloody good ones at that....milk that cash cow with remakes time
i just watched all 3 last week yeah they're dated but they are classics and are bloody good ones at that....milk that cash cow with remakes time
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7:20AM on 01/25/2011

Agreed about re-screenings...

...and it really is brilliant, Niki.

If Hollywood really wants people to come see a movie titled "Evil Dead", I'd bet that the profit from re-screening the original outweighs the profit from filming a whole new movie, receiving shitty hype, and low attendance.
...and it really is brilliant, Niki.

If Hollywood really wants people to come see a movie titled "Evil Dead", I'd bet that the profit from re-screening the original outweighs the profit from filming a whole new movie, receiving shitty hype, and low attendance.
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4:50AM on 01/25/2011
It's Evil Dead 4 w/ Bruce or Bust! Whats this Reboot shannanagan's about!
It's Evil Dead 4 w/ Bruce or Bust! Whats this Reboot shannanagan's about!
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4:34AM on 01/25/2011
I think it's a matter of good casting and good story telling if they want this to work, maybe make it more serious than comical this time but I'm still iffy about this.
I think it's a matter of good casting and good story telling if they want this to work, maybe make it more serious than comical this time but I'm still iffy about this.
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12:41AM on 01/25/2011
Whatever. They threaten to remake Evil Dead like every year. Still hasn't happened.
Whatever. They threaten to remake Evil Dead like every year. Still hasn't happened.
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12:40AM on 01/25/2011

this already happened

it was called drag me to hell.
it was called drag me to hell.
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12:34AM on 01/25/2011
How bout Evil Dead 4 while Bruce Campbell still has some color left in his hair.
How bout Evil Dead 4 while Bruce Campbell still has some color left in his hair.
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12:32AM on 01/25/2011
Just plain no. We have had so many remakes, with so many of them sucking, and this is such a terrible idea, this is the worst news of the year.
Just plain no. We have had so many remakes, with so many of them sucking, and this is such a terrible idea, this is the worst news of the year.
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12:05AM on 01/25/2011
im in
im in
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11:20PM on 01/24/2011
Only if Gus Van Sant directs and it's a total shot for shot remake.
Only if Gus Van Sant directs and it's a total shot for shot remake.
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11:30PM on 01/24/2011
I see what you did there. I was bored and watched that Psycho on HBO the other nite
I see what you did there. I was bored and watched that Psycho on HBO the other nite
11:01PM on 01/24/2011
no bueno
no bueno
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10:49PM on 01/24/2011

Deeply Stinky

Reboots, remakes, reimaginings, or whatever word is fashionable these days for the above, all blow.

Either progress the existing story forward, or come up with something entirely new.
Reboots, remakes, reimaginings, or whatever word is fashionable these days for the above, all blow.

Either progress the existing story forward, or come up with something entirely new.
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10:30PM on 01/24/2011
No, I'd rather not.
No, I'd rather not.
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10:28PM on 01/24/2011

Whatever.

"I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience." That's excellent PR speak for "This is a shitty idea, but we're going to do it anyway because there is a crapload of money involved."
"I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience." That's excellent PR speak for "This is a shitty idea, but we're going to do it anyway because there is a crapload of money involved."
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9:54PM on 01/24/2011
Starring Bruce Campbell as himself bringing his cadre of foxy lady friends up to a remote cabin in the woods that he bought as a tax write off years ago. They enter to find the place in a state of minor dilapidation. Needing liquor stat to loosen up his unimpressed lady friends, Campbell opens a cabinet in which we glimpse the horrible visage of the Necronomicon. Shit goes down, tree rape may or may not happen (definitely will), and sh*t gets positively zombified.
Starring Bruce Campbell as himself bringing his cadre of foxy lady friends up to a remote cabin in the woods that he bought as a tax write off years ago. They enter to find the place in a state of minor dilapidation. Needing liquor stat to loosen up his unimpressed lady friends, Campbell opens a cabinet in which we glimpse the horrible visage of the Necronomicon. Shit goes down, tree rape may or may not happen (definitely will), and sh*t gets positively zombified.
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9:50PM on 01/24/2011
How about just making an Evil Dead 4 with Campbell? I mean Ford came back for Indy 4 and Stallone did Rocky 6, so I don't know why Campbell wouldn't want to come back and have one more go around.

If they have to remake a horror movie, how about Leprechaun (one of my favorite cheese movies ever)? I mean the first one was great, but I think if remade it could be a lot scarier. I also think that there has been a Child's Play remake in the works for awhile now.
How about just making an Evil Dead 4 with Campbell? I mean Ford came back for Indy 4 and Stallone did Rocky 6, so I don't know why Campbell wouldn't want to come back and have one more go around.

If they have to remake a horror movie, how about Leprechaun (one of my favorite cheese movies ever)? I mean the first one was great, but I think if remade it could be a lot scarier. I also think that there has been a Child's Play remake in the works for awhile now.
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9:31PM on 01/24/2011
Pointless and sickening news. EVIL DEAD 4 with Bruce is what we need.
Pointless and sickening news. EVIL DEAD 4 with Bruce is what we need.
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9:28PM on 01/24/2011

Honestly...

Unlike the spiderman reboot this is TRULY a pointless reboot. But if it does happen might I suggest John Hamm to replace Campbell.
Unlike the spiderman reboot this is TRULY a pointless reboot. But if it does happen might I suggest John Hamm to replace Campbell.
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9:13PM on 01/24/2011
What the flying fuck? First there was Within The Woods. Not enough people saw it says Raimi. Lets remake it and call it The Evil Dead. Not enough people have seen it says Raimi. Lets remake it and call it Evil Dead 2.

Now, Raimi says (You can say it with me if you like) not enough people saw it. Let's remake it.

I loved Within The Woods. I loved Evil Dead. I liked Evil Dead 2. Does this movie really need to be remade again?

Also, as The Dude Abides said, just like I'd rather see
What the flying fuck? First there was Within The Woods. Not enough people saw it says Raimi. Lets remake it and call it The Evil Dead. Not enough people have seen it says Raimi. Lets remake it and call it Evil Dead 2.

Now, Raimi says (You can say it with me if you like) not enough people saw it. Let's remake it.

I loved Within The Woods. I loved Evil Dead. I liked Evil Dead 2. Does this movie really need to be remade again?

Also, as The Dude Abides said, just like I'd rather see Escape From Earth with Kurt Russell returning rather than a remake, I'd rather see Evil Dead 4 with Campbell rather than a remake.
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9:04PM on 01/24/2011
is it me, or does it seem that raimi is starting to lose his way/mind.
is it me, or does it seem that raimi is starting to lose his way/mind.
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8:49PM on 01/24/2011

ITS GOING TO HAPPEN EVENTUALLY...

Like it or not. Its the only major horror franchise left at this point that hasn't been remade already. They'll never recapture that Raimi/Campbell magic again though.
Like it or not. Its the only major horror franchise left at this point that hasn't been remade already. They'll never recapture that Raimi/Campbell magic again though.
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9:09PM on 01/24/2011
I wouldn't call Evil Dead a major franchise. It's a good franchise with a small but loyal fanbase. Also, Hellraiser hasn't been remade, YET, but they've been trying (and they've sullied the original with crappy sequels).
I wouldn't call Evil Dead a major franchise. It's a good franchise with a small but loyal fanbase. Also, Hellraiser hasn't been remade, YET, but they've been trying (and they've sullied the original with crappy sequels).
9:29PM on 01/24/2011
Hellraiser has been tossed around in the remake rumors as well, and will also get made eventually. Evil Dead has name recognition, which is all Hollywood cares about these days. They just want to package their crap in a familer wrapper instead of establishing a new brand name.
Hellraiser has been tossed around in the remake rumors as well, and will also get made eventually. Evil Dead has name recognition, which is all Hollywood cares about these days. They just want to package their crap in a familer wrapper instead of establishing a new brand name.
8:43PM on 01/24/2011
Now would be the appropriate time for Darth Vader to say, [link]"
Now would be the appropriate time for Darth Vader to say, [link]"
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8:47PM on 01/24/2011
Ok, it keeps putting half my statement as "link", but it was supposed to read, "Noooooooooo!"
Ok, it keeps putting half my statement as "link", but it was supposed to read, "Noooooooooo!"
7:58PM on 01/24/2011
Why a remake? Just make an Evil Dead 4 with Campbell!
Why a remake? Just make an Evil Dead 4 with Campbell!
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8:02PM on 01/24/2011
I agree!
I agree!