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.