Jane Levy was cast as the female lead in the remake of The Evil Dead. During a recent interview she talks briefly about the differences between the original film and the upcoming remake.
For an interview with The Insider, Jane says that this remake lacks the humor of the originals and is going for a more scary/gory approach: “I’m so excited… I’m a big fan of the original. To me it’s the scariest movie, ever. But this one is really different. They’ve changed it a lot, but it’s still a pretty gory movie. My mom probably can’t see it.”
“I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don’t know that they meant it to be funny … this one is not funny. It’s definitely dark.”
They also had a quote from Bruce Campbell, once again letting us know that there would be no Ash in this film. He did mention, however, that the possessed trees will be making a return:
” ‘You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie. There’s no Ash character — The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it’s a remake, or a re-imagining or … a re-whatever word you want to use. It’s going to be re-scary.’
And while this version will focus on a whole new crop of characters, there will be references to the original littered throughout — for example, the terrifying trees that did a number on Cheryl in 1981 come back for more. ‘They’re not terribly well-behaved this time either,’ Bruce laughed. “
The Evil Dead remake is being directed by Fede Alvarez, with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell producing. Filming is expected to begin later this year in New Zealand, and a release date has been set for April 12th, 2013.
“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.”
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