Those lovely demons from the remake of the cult classic Evil Dead have found a home. Sony Pictures announced today it will distribute the film, in partnership with FilmDistrict and production company Ghost House Pictures.
Director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert, and actor Bruce Campbell announced in July that they are producing a remake of their 1981 gore-tastic horror film, about a group of teenagers staying in a remote cabin in the woods who accidentally resurrect a horde of demons, thanks to a book of the dead known as the Necronomicon. (If you haven’t seen the film, no, you’re not supposed to take any of this seriously, pretty much at all.) Famously made on a skin-and-bones budget, the film spawned two slightly better-financed sequels, 1987’s Evil Dead II and 1992’s Army of Darkness.
The remake will be helmed by first-time feature director Fede Alvarez, with a script by Rodo Sayagues and Diablo Cody. Production is due to start next year.
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