Evil Dead edges closer to filming

Evil Dead edges closer to filming

Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror.

We’ve known for a while now that the classic horror film by Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell is getting the remake treatment, Sam Raimi has a role in writing the new film along with Diablo Cody.

The official synopsis above seems to follow the idea behind the original film reasonably closely, news is also starting to break regarding the casting for the new film as production moves closer to principal photography.

Jessica Lucas whom appeared in both the recent ‘90210’ and ‘Melrose Place’ TV series is reportedly attached to the project, Lucas also appeared in JJ Abrams 2008 found footage film ‘Cloverfield’.

Alongside Lucas will be Elizabeth Blackmore who appeared in six episodes of the ‘Legend of the Seeker’ TV series that was executive produced by Sam Raimi. Fede Alvarez will be directing the film as his feature film debut.

In addition to writing Raimi is attached as a producer for the film, original series star Bruce Campbell is also along in a producer role.

The film is currently scheduled for a release in mid-2013.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.