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Okay kids pack your bags, say your prayers and keep your boom sticks and chainsaws close, were heading back to the woods to our favorite gore filled and demon infested cabin. That’s right kids it looks like they are finally getting serious about doing the ‘Evil Dead’ remake in 2013. According to;

The Fede Alvarez directed and co-written film will be being production on location in New Zealand in March of this year. Fede Alvarez directs from his own screenplay co-written with Rodo Sayagues. Revisions were done by Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody.

As a fan of the original The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2, I can’t help but be skeptical about remaking this movie. But it seems yet again that “Hollywood” has to go down to the basement and dust off the Necronomicon that they ‘believe’ needs to be re-done. I’m sure that I’m not the only film geek who feels this way. A couple small saviors to this unholy action are the facts that the director of the original 1981’s ‘The Evil Dead’ Sam Raimi was brought in to write the screenplay and be a producer and Bruce Campbell also (to produce not act unfortunately). If I were in Sam Raimi’s shoes and was asked to write a screenplay for a movie that I did over 30 years ago, I think it’s easy to say that I’d be well…pretty pissed off, It would be a big slap in the face for me. Director Fede Alvarez (Panic Attack!) and writer Rodo Sayagues (Panic Attack!) are claiming that their “remake” is based on a screenplay they wrote together, but here’s the small issue amigos your version pretty much sounds like Sam Raimi’s version (minus the drug addiction). I am sure they made some tweaks here and there to make their version more distinguishable than the original, but it will take a lot more than that to sway this writer’s heart.

To the director; even though I will NOT go and see this movie I do have some personal requests; please refrain from making it into some hokey, hip, trendy horror movie filled with needless  and ‘forced’ comedic lines and un-needed sex scenes. That’s not what the original movie was about. Sam Raimi didn’t have that in his film and it was highly successful, so take some pointers from the idiots guide to directing and make it dark, gory, entertaining and true to the original you’re remaking, not for my sake but for the ticket buyers who’ll be lining your pockets. For the future viewers of this movie I say this; Because of drug use being part of the story, don’t be surprised if there are some Fear and loathing in Las Vegas type moments in the movie. And lastly don’t put all of your hopes into this movie because I’m pretty sure that you’ll be disappointed and the Necronomicon may come and steal your souls if Hollywood hasn’t done it already.

Original Synopsis:  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.