Evil Dead remake happening? Campbell read script?
According to Bruce Campbell himself, Evil Dead is being remade, he's read the script and it's awesome. Normally I'd hear something like this and put it down to them being hopeful or pimping the idea to the media so that someone will think it is a good idea to pick up the project and get it made.
However Campbell doesn't strike me as that kind of guy, and while he's talked about the project before he's never been this positive or keen, and now he's saying he's read the script, he's producing and its happening.
The comments are mixed though. He's answering a question about The Evil Dead remake while he's out promoting the prequel to the superb Burn Notice series called The Fall of Sam Axe, and while he starts off completely positive he does pull back and put things in a little perspective.
"NEWSFLASH: We are remaking Evil Dead. The script is awesome. I will be one of the producers and possibly play the milk man"
Well how could you get more positive than that? The remake is happening and he's producing. Take a breath though, gather yourself and let's hear his next comment:
"In all honesty, we would all love to make another Evil Dead movie. When that will happen? Who can say - we're all working on other jobs right now. We're not trying to dodge anybody's questions, there just isn't that much to talk about. The remake's gonna kick ass-you have my word."
Okay, perspective and calmness is a good thing. So now we're moving back to where the previous comments have been, they have no idea when it's happening and that doesn't just sound like scheduling issues, it sounds more than that.
However before we weren't hearing that it was going to happen, just that it might. Now Bruce Campbell is pretty clear, the Evil Dead remake is going to happen and he'll be one of the producers.
The question is when, how and who.