Producer Bruce Campbell tweeted that TriStar Pictures has decided to move EVIL DEAD from April 12th to April 5th, 2013 going up against Universal’s 3D theatrical re-release of JURASSIC PARK..
Ghost House Pictures is producing the remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead; the film that effectively launched the careers of Sam Raimi (first three “Spider-Man” films); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell, who played the Ash character and was co-producer of the original, now brings them back to produce an Evil Dead for today’s audience from a screenplay written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. Executive producers are J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joseph Drake and Peter Schlessel.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and FilmDistrict have partnered with Ghost House Pictures on a worldwide deal – excluding U.K. and France – for Sony Pictures to distribute the remake of Evil Dead.
In the film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and 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.
Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) stars 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.
Evil Dead marks director Fede Alvarez’ feature debut. Originally from Uruguay, Alvarez studied filmmaking and communications, later opening his own production and post production company. In 2005, he won a scholarship to complete a masters in screenwriting in Amsterdam. In November 2009, he posted his four-minute short “Panic Attack!,” which became an instant viral internet phenomenon prompting intense interest from Hollywood and Ghost House Pictures in particular.
EVIL DEAD opens April 12, 2013
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