Finally, after years of hearing Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert were working on a remake, filming has actually gotten underway on the new Evil Dead. Sony Pictures and Ghost House Pictures announced shooting is currently taking place in Auckland, New Zealand.
For those who need a refresher on Evil Dead, here's the plot: "Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival."
The cast of this remake of the 1981 film that launched Raimi's career includes Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker). Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayague wrote the 2012 script, with Alvarez directing.
"We found a brilliant artist in Fede Alvarez. As a director, he understands what makes a story work and how to put the pieces together," states Raimi. "I'm really excited to see this story, that I care deeply about, retold by such a fine storyteller."
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