Evil Dead: The Musical at the Movies?

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Producer in talks with Raimi

Producer Don Carmody is in negotiations with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi to bring the audience-pleaser Evil Dead: The Musical to the big screen.

Conceived by George Reinblatt, Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla and Melissa Morris, the stage interpretation of Raimi’s cult classic horror trilogy was originally began in Toronto and Montreal and has since gone off-Broadway.

Original directors Bond and choreographer Hinton Battle are lined up to co-direct the film version, which will be presented in 3-D.

Carmody tells Screen International he hopes to shoot the film in the spring of next year in Toronto with some of the original cast.

Serious rights issues still need to be resolved, however.

Source: Screen Daily