Diablo Cody to script Evil Dead reboot

Raimi: “We can’t wait to scare a new generation”

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Just yesterday it was announced that newbie director Federico Alvarez would be helming the Evil Dead reboot.

Today, Sam Riami’s production company Ghost House Pictures have confirmed it, while revealing more about who’s involved in the project.

Apparently, Alvarez impressed Raimi with his short film Panic Attack, and wrote the reboot script alongside Rodo Sayagues.

Relatively more experienced Jennifer's Body writer Diablo Cody is now having a stab at the screenplay, giving it a buff up (and no doubt shoving in a few tongue-twisters of her own).

“We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the Evil Dead series,” say producers Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell.

“We can’t wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements.”

The only bit of bad news? It seems that series star Campbell is only involved so far in a producing capacity – but you can bet he’ll pitch up in a well-timed cameo.

Check out Alvarez’s Panic Attack below…

Evil? Or everything you ever wanted? Looking forward to the Evil Dead reboot? Chuck us your thoughts below...


    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 14th 2011, 9:26

      They are missing the point entirely. The reason that Evil Dead is so enduring is that it's c**p. c**p effects, c**p script, terrible acting and yet it's down to the commitment of Raimi and Campbell that makes it work. WIthout Campbell it will be about as good as the Texas Chainsaw remake.... or in other words f*****g awful. They should just do a sequel and let it alone. What's the matter Sam? kicked off SPiderman and no longer the golden boy? Want to make some easy money? You've swallowed your soul! You've swallowed your soul! You've swallo...... Swallow this!

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    • sparks76

      Jul 14th 2011, 9:46

      this sounds s**t.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 14th 2011, 10:35

      The only 'evil' thing in it will be her laboured hipspeak...

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    • phology

      Jul 14th 2011, 16:06

      FFS - yet another pointless remake

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    • murphy

      Jul 15th 2011, 11:33

      Man this is depressing,Diablo f*****g cody scripting and no bruce campbell and a first time director who from the looks of that short will probably get rid of the gritty unpolished style of the original evil dead i sense that this will be a bit of a turkey,and after seeing the first image of total recall,the trailer for the thing and the talk of remakes of robocop and they live i've given up on hollywood. They must be sitting smoking crack and watching old movies rather than coming up with anything new,what a crock of s**t!

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    • buushank

      Jul 15th 2011, 13:30

      nooo, i though Raimi was going to produce the feature for panic attack! i was quite looking forward to killer robots tearing up the place! they could have combined panic attack and evil dead 4 and had brucie baby kicking the crud out of robots from the future. this is all wrong..and terribly lazy. Im not going to be frightened of a possessed computer generated image. It will be a sad day when i ask the cinema man for a ticket to the evil dead remake.

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