Sony's EVIL DEAD Remake Wraps Principal Production
Published: July 23, 2012 - 8:22am
Sony Pictures and FilmDistrict are prepping to release the upcoming remake of the cult classic horror film Evil Dead, which original director Sam Raimi calls "intense, scary, and gut-wrenching," on April 12th, 2013.
Often imitated, never equaled. Evil Dead was the horror movie that started it all. Now, after 30 years, Sam Raimi and the original creators are passing the reins of their beloved classic to Alvarez. In this retelling, five friends hole up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead. A demonic force is unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival.
Dread Central reports that filming has officially wrapped on the project, and it will now move into post-production. The film's logo (pictured to the right) debuted at this month's Comic-Con International in San Diego but no official images or footage have yet to be released.
Directed by Fede Alvarez, who wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody, Evil Dead stars Jane Levy ("Suburgatory") as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia; and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie. Original producing partners Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) and Sam Raimi will produce.