Bruce Campbell was in attendance at last weekend's Wizard World Comic Convention in Chicago and talked about the recently announced remake of The Evil Dead:

Campbell joked that the Evil Dead remake was a “parting gift” to investors, who had been waiting on some type of new installment in the franchise for years. Campbell said they wanted to make a film that, “wasn’t shot in 16MM, where you can’t see the garden hoses spewing the blood.” Campbell then went on to describe the film as being a more “sophisticated” version of the Evil Dead story.

“We will be heavily involved in it. Sam Raimi hand-picked Fede Alvarez to direct it… It’s not like we’re just tossing this thing out and farting out a sequel. It’ll be kind of a hand-made movie with a young filmmaker who is more experienced than we were when we made the first one, who will be casting more experienced actors than we had, so I don’t see how it could be any worse.”

For those that missed the earlier press release, a remake of The Evil Dead has been officially announced, with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell as producers, and Fede Alvarez directing: "Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation THE EVIL DEAD through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership. Raimi and Tapert were such instant fans of Fede Alvarez’s short film “Panic Attack” that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Fede Alvarez to write and direct the film. Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track.

Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will serve as producers. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film."