Looks like Sam Rami will be teaming up with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell once again to produce a remake of The Evil Dead. Sam won’t be directing the remake, but is looking for someone who will reinvent the franchise for the remake.
“The Evil Dead is such a special film to Sam, Rob, Bruce and horror fans that we are going to take great care in renewing this franchise,” said Joe Drake, Senator Intl. prexy. “By keeping its original formula intact and given audiences’ appetite for horror, we expect that we’ll have a real hit on our hands.”
Pic follows Ghost House’s first horror release, “The Grudge,” which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide to date.
Senator and Ghost House are developing a sequel to “Grudge.”
Other upcoming pics include “Dibbuk Box” from the Pang brothers; “Scarecrow”; “30 Days of Night,” in partnership with Columbia; and “Boogeyman,” to be released by Screen Gems in February.
Not sure if I think this is a good idea or not as part of the appeal of the film was how cheesy it was and the second Evil Dead was kind of a remake in its own right (and my favorite of the three films). But if Sam is producing it then perhaps it’ll be OK. Won’t get my hopes up though.