Very soon, filming will commence on Evil Dead, Fede Alvarez’s remake of the Sam Raimi film starring Bruce Campbell. Recently, the redo – which saw Diablo Cody coming in to make a few revisions to the script – faced a bit of a casting switcheroo.
Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror, Priest) dropped out and Jane Levy (pictured) stepped in.
The Insider spoke with the latter about the film and below you’ll find out what she had to say about the project and a brief, spoilery bit from Bruce Campbell himself.
“I’m so excited,” , she said. “I’m a big fan of the original. To me it’s the scariest movie, ever. But this one is really different. They’ve changed it a lot, but it’s still a pretty gory movie. My mom probably can’t see it. As for the tone, I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don’t know that they meant it to be funny…this one is not funny. It’s definitely dark.”
The outlet also spoke to Campbell, who serves as a producer on the film. And while he didn’t necessarily say anything new, he did confirm the evil trees will be back this time and “They’re not terribly well-behaved this time either,” he said.
Evil Dead will shoot in New Zealand for Sony. Lou Taylor Pucci co-stars. Expect more casting news soon.
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