EVIL DEAD Remake Director Says Film Initially Garnered an NC-17 Rating
Published: January 28, 2013 - 9:02pm
Sony Pictures and FilmDistrict are prepping to release the upcoming remake of the cult classic horror film Evil Dead, starring Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas, in theaters 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.
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. Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) and Sam Raimi are on board as producers.
Alvarez recently took to Twitter to reveal the film's MPAA rating. In a response to a question from a fan, he said: "Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters."