Last weekend attendees of the special Bruce Campbell Q&A panel at Dallas Comic Con’s FAN DAYS event got a chance to see the first trailer for the new EVIL DEAD, a film which hits April of 2013. Yes, Bruce Campbell, despite not actually being in the film, presented the trailer… and it went over rather well. Well today everyone can see it in its bloody red band form. Campbell stressed that while this is a remake, it’s very much its own story – there’s no “Ash” character, and nothing is played for laughs. The new version is directed by Fede Alvarez, known up until now for directing short films. It stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore… oh, and it’s co-produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell. While some might say Campbell would say anything to sell something with a producer hat on, I gotta say this looks pretty effective and intense. For years people have been asking Bruce to make a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS, but in many ways I think this makes a lot more sense. Check it out for yourself and tell us your thoughts in the comments.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they 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.
EVIL DEAD opens on April 12, 2013