Somewhere in a cabin deep in the secluded woods there's a studio executive reading from the Necronomicon, awakening a long-dormant franchise so it can once again inhabit our world.
The reboot of Sam Raimi's cult series "The Evil Dead" is coming to swallow your soul, and the man at the center of it all, Bruce Campbell, a.k.a. Ash, is taking to Twitter letting fans know the skinny on the whole deal. Who wants some?
When asked, "Who are they casting for Ash?” by a fan, Campbell replied matter-of-factly: "No Ash character currently."
Hmm. Well, we guess if you're going to remake a classic series you really don't want to step into the shoes of such a singular performance. Would you really want Sean William Scott or some other random dude trying to ape the big-chinned Campbell's classic rubberface antics?
Campbell also Tweeted that "ED remake is a re-telling. All bets are off & all involved love the new approach," and also that it will be, "the most leading original remake." The new film will be directed by Fede Alvarez from a screenplay co-developed with "Juno" Oscar-winner and horror fan Diablo Cody.
In 1979 Campbell was a college dropout and taxicab driver who quit his job in order to not only star in but co-produce "The Evil Dead" for director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert. Over a decade, three films, and a lot of shotgunned Deadites later, the series had taken comedic horror to new heights and garnered a fanbase that simply would not leave Campbell alone about doing another film.
Now that the remake is happening and Ash will apparently not be taking out any Kandarian demons for our viewing pleasure, let's just hope they can create a new hero to step into his shoes and lend a (severed) hand to those battling the dead.
Gimme some sugar, baby.