If you were one of the five people that read my post about the fake Evil Dead remake trailer, then you know that I was already giddy about the deadite redo. Then we got word for Bruce Campbell himself that he thought it was “fabulous” and the effects were going to be “10 times better” (hopefully better than that toolshed scene in Drag Me To Hell….god that was awful….I mean seriously….but I love that movie so I can let that one scene slide). Now I didn’t know how to really read Bruce’s comments. On one hand you want to say “Oh wow! The original Ash loves the new remake!”. On the other slightly bigger hand, the skeptic comes out and his comments are filled with a little too much excitement (kind of like when you get some flannel pajamas from your parents on Xmas and have to fake it).
Well folks, now we get word from Sam Raimi himself, who along with Bruce Campbell are producers, that the remake is: Really bloody. It’s so bloody, it will make your head spin. I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it. It’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop. Ok – anticipation just got bumped up a notch past the Garbage Pail Kids Movie remake. Not only did he say that, but he also said that it will: Definitely have an R rating. Maybe worse.
So to recap – both Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi are fully endorsing and hyping up the Evil Dead remake, which if it sticks, is due in theaters April 12th, 2013. Now all we need is a big push and endorsement from Richard DeManincor who played the lovable Scott. Then we’ll really have something going! Stay tuned for more Evil Dead remake news as it comes in. Oh – did I mention that Sam Raimi also announced that he’s working on new horror movie script with his brother Ted? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? (cue head explosion)