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Levy & Campbell Talk Evil Dead Redux

February 20, 2012

A few weeks ago Jane Levy replaced Lily Collins in the lead for the The Evil Dead remake.

The Suburgatory star told The Insider that the redo has a dark edge – “This one is really different. They’ve changed it a lot, but it’s still a pretty gory movie. My mom probably can’t see it. I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don’t know that they meant it to be funny…This one is not funny. It’s definitely dark.”

Fede Alvarez directs the pic and like the 1981classic, the story centers on five friends who journey up to a remote cabin where they discover the Book of the Dead and unwittingly unleash demonic forces.

Levy plays the lead female role of Mia who is ecovering from a recent overdose, and is in a particularly vulnerable place.  Shiloh Fernandez nabbed the male lead. While Lou Taylor Pucci (“Thumbsucker“) will play an academic whose intellectual curiosity gets them into trouble.

Alvarez, Rodolfo Sayagues, and Diablo Cody worked on the script.

This new version will NOT feature a character called Ash, the lead role played by Bruce Campbell in the original. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Campbell will produce.

Campbell says “You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie. There’s no Ash character — The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it’s a remake, or a re-imagining or … a re-whatever word you want to use. It’s going to be re-scary. [The Trees are back]… They’re not terribly well behaved this time either. (laughs)”

The redux will begin production shortly in New Zealand. The film is set for an April 12th 2013 release.

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