If you've not been following the emotional news roller-coaster that is the EVIL DEAD saga, read here to bring yourself up to speed. It's ok, we'll wait... Back? Cool. Anyhoo, you'll note our suggestion to the producers that they're missing a trick by not taking a 'companion piece' approach to the remake (ala the upcoming THE THING) thus allowing Campbell to reprise his role as Ash.
Well, we're chuffed to report that that's exactly what they could be planning. Not saying they got the idea from us, but y'know - called it!
The Spanish news site www.ElPais.com talked recently with first time feature director, and EVIL DEAD (2012) helmer, Federico Alvarez and he had quite a lot to say about the project. Let's have a little read...
"We realize the mistakes not to make. As fans of the original, we know we are going to offend those who are also fans just by taking this job. We're going to honor the original film along with the existing fans and hope to bring in a new audience as well. Because we are fans of the original, we realize that nobody wants to see a celebrity in a remake like this. The only recognizable face will be that of Bruce Campbell, and he will be in a cameo toward the end of the film. We are going to change the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends who are beleaguered by demons in a cabin alone.
Great news. Sure, Alvarez only confirms a Campbell cameo - not Ash himself - but they'd be insane to waste the opportunity.
I'm starting to mellow on this flick now. Don't let us down, guys.
What say you guys? Are you okay with this approach? Or still think this project is a waste of time? Let us know with your comments below!