'The Evil Dead' Remake Gets an Official Early April 2013 Release Date
"Shut up, Linda!" Whether you want it or not, the remake of Sam Raimi's original 1981 horror classic Evil Dead is being put into production by Ghost House & Mandate Pictures and Sony & Film District, and it now has an official release date. Bloody-Disgusting reports it is now set for April 12th, 2013. So just before the summer of Star Trek 2, Iron Man 3, Fast 6, Monsters U. and Man of Steel, we'll get our new look at Diablo Cody and director Fede Alvarez's new take on Evil Dead (the logo above), without even an Ash character this time. Instead it's just a story about five friends holed up at a remote cabin who uncover a Book of the Dead.
There have been a few story details leaking out recently, but I'm still so upset that this is evening happening that I haven't bothered to read them. I'm not that excited for this at all. If you want any more information, head to Bloody-Disgusting, where they've been covering all of this. Fede Alvarez is the Uruguayan director behind that Panic Attack! short and has been working with Raimi and screenwriters Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody. This is being produced by Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, so Sam is somewhat involved. It will be shooting in New Zealand starting next March, so expecting casting and more details to come as we start the long and unexciting wait until April 2013 when
Ash the Necronomicon returns in The Evil Dead (2013).