Sony Pictures have acquired the distribution rights to Fede Alvarez’s upcoming Evil Dead remake, meaning those soul-swallowing deadites will be launching themselves at the general public on a massive scale.
“For 30 years, Sam [ Raimi ], Bruce [ Campbell ] and I have been looking for the right home where we could return the deadites to the big screen,” said producer Rob Tapert in an official statement.
“Amy Pascal and Jeff Blake at Sony and Peter Schlessel at FilmDistrict have always been incredible partners who share our passion for great storytelling as well as our obsession for scaring the pants off the audience. Together, we are looking forward to terrorizing a whole new generation.”
Tapert will be joined on production duties by original director / leading man double-act Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, whilst Fede Alvarez’s original script has undergone recent re-writes from Juno ’s Diablo Cody.
After years and years worth of rumours, The Evil Dead is finally being resurrected, with production reportedly being fast-tracked so that shooting can begin in 2012. Plot details are slim at this point in time, and casting has yet to begin, but we’ll say one thing – there had better be a chainsaw involved somewhere along the line…