EVIL DEAD Remake to Hit Theaters One Week Early
Published: January 30, 2013 - 8:51am
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 this April.
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.
Campbell recently revealed via his Twitter page that the film will now be released early: "The world cannot wait. The Evil Dead remake launches one week earlier! 4/5/13. You demanded it - you got it! "