Lilly Collins left EVIL DEAD remake due to scheduling conflict, and then you heard recently that Shiloh Fernandez landed the male lead role and now, Deadline said that Jane Levy would star in the role that was initially meant for Collins.
Wait, that’s not all. Via shocktilyoudrop, director Fede Alvarez tweeted this teaser photo below of one of the locations in New Zealand that he’s going to use for the film. Check out the pic after this jump..
EVIL DEAD remake developed by Ghost House and Mandate Pictures
Production starts this March in New Zealand.
Remember, this EVIL DEAD remake sadly won’t feature Ash, but it’s produced by the creative team behind the original, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.
Directed by Fede Alvarez who co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues, rewritten by Diablo Cody.
here’s the plot details according to Movieholeagain for ya..
Mia and David, estranged siblings who have recently lost their mother (Mia’s taking it the hardest being that she’s the one who spent most days at the hospital watching her mother deteriorate) have reunited, along with some old friends and his David’s fiancée, for an intervention at THAT old cabin.
A big storm sets in. Everyone heads to the cabin. The book of the dead is found, and arrogant Eric (one of the friends along for the trip) takes the most interest in transcribing passages from it. Always the dicks that bring the trouble, right?
Meanwhile Mia struggles with her newly sober self — BIG TIME. She was going slightly loopy anyway from a recent overdose (one in which she technically died from but was brought back) so no surprise that Mia is the first and worst to go bananas. And no surprise either that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!
Convinced this is just a crazy druggo coming to grips with her new reality, the gang insist Mia stay put. As far as they’re concerned, she’ll do anything to get out of the cabin and back to the comfort of a bar.
The stuff Mia starts seeing (she sees in the mirror a bloody face with a cracked skull sticking out) and doing (vomiting blood and vile at her friends; getting trigger-happy with a rifle) is alarming; but again, David and co say she’s not leaving until she’s cold turkey. Bad idea obviously — the more time in the cabin, the further the demon that lives there can climb inside her body and take it over.
Covered in burns and blisters, and with bloodshot eyes, and complete with a new macabre grin, Mia goes all Jack Torrance on her mates. Even after she’s injected with tranquilizers, the wild young woman is still a menace. They have no choice but to lock her in.. well, “Evil Dead” fans will know what that’s about.
There’s some fun moments. With great effects, they could look a treat. For instance, when the gang do decide its time to get Mia to the hospital, David grabs the girl and they drive to the bridge they came in on… Only its gone now! Water has swallowed it whole.
The demons plan, of course, is to take everyone’s soul by the end of the film (with Mia’s help). There’s no Ash to make sure that doesn’t happen, so it’s grim..