Evil Dead Rise to stream on HBO Max

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Variety reports that the upcoming horror sequel Evil Dead Rise – which will be based on the original Evil Dead trilogy, rather the 2013 remake from Fede Alvarez – will forgo a theatrical release to go straight to HBO Max (which is a departure from the simultaneous model they've been using previously).

Filmmaker Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground) will write and direct Evil Dead Rise, who was hand-picked by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, the director and star of the original trilogy of films, respectively, who are now producing the new film.

It also stars Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan, who will play

two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Here's what Raimi said about the project:

I’m thrilled to bring ‘Evil Dead’ back to its original home at New Line 40 years after the release of the first film…The company’s history as pioneers of horror speaks for itself. I’m equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise.

Campbell added:

At its core, Evil Dead is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations. I can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition

So, what do you guys think? Fans of the original Evil Dead films? If so, looking forward to a new sequel? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Variety

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