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November 19, 2004

Evil Dead

I do not know what to make of this Variety article claiming another Evil Dead remake is in the works. What is there to add to a remake after Evil Dead II? And has another Ash film been lost with this news?

At least the list of upcoming films suggests a marketing motive behind that Dibbuk Box story that was floating around the internet.

"Spider-Man 2" director Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are reteaming to produce a remake of the cult hit "The Evil Dead" through Ghost House Pictures, the joint venture of Raimi, Tapert and Senator Intl.

Raimi wrote, directed and produced the 1981 "Dead," which tells of five twentysomething friends holed up in a remote cabin who discover a Book of the Dead. When an archaeologist's taped translation of the text and its incantations is replayed, the youths unwittingly summon dormant demons that possess them.

Raimi will not direct the remake, so Ghost House is looking for a helmer to reinvent the franchise before a script is written.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 19, 2004 06:51 AM

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I had an argument with Lisa recently. I picked up the 'Princess Bride' DVD and she was impressed:
LISA: Wow, that's the best movie ever!
CHRIS:What?!? No it's not we've already agreed on what the best movie ever was!!!
LISA: Err, okay, that's the best romantic comedy ever.
CHRIS: No it's not! 'Evil Dead II' is the best romantic comedy ever!
LISA: Umm? And how is it romantic?
CHRIS: Well, there is that touching scene where Ash gives Linda that pendant.
LISA: And then?
CHRIS: Err, she gets kidnapped by a demon?
LISA: And then?
CHRIS: Err, Ash decapitates her with a shovel.
LISA: And then?
CHRIS: Dismemberment.
CHRIS: Fine. But 'Evil Dead II' is still the best movie ever right?
LISA: No, that would be “Blade Runner.' 'Evil Dead II' is the best horror comedy ever made.

Arrgh! And she doesn't even like Phillip K Dick

(Lisa notes: yeah, that “Electric Sheep” thing sucked. The concepts in the book were much better explored and developed in the movie. Plus... Harrison Ford, hot!)

Posted by: myrick at November 19, 2004 11:59 AM