The Evil Dead remake isn't really The Evil Dead
According to reports the remake of Evil Dead is taking a slightly different direction to the original Evil Dead and there are two key ingredients missing from the remake.
However it may not actually be a bad thing for the film and it might turn out to be the best choice for the adaptation.
Extended details have appeared online from someone who has had contact with someone else on the production and has told them some details about the film, as tenuous as always, but the information we've found out is rather interesting.
There are two key changes in the new Evil Dead over the old The Evil Dead, one we knew about already in a way that there is no Ash. We knew Bruce Campbell wouldn't be returning but the key here is that there is no character like his in the new film. There is no one hero to save the day, which makes the story quite a bit different and more of a group effort.
The other key change and this is down to Ash not being there as well, that there is no comedy aspect to the film. Sure there's humour in it but this is all in the moment and darker, more escapism humour than the comedy element we saw in the original Evil Dead films.
There is another one, okay so I can't count, and apparently the contact in the production talking to Moviehole through /Film is that there are a lot less cheesy effects, which is no surprise really considering there will be an increased budget and that this won't be a team trying to cobble together what they can.
The big changes though are no comedy and no one hero character. The whole tone of the film is apparently changing towards the horror and away from the comedy, this could make the new Evil Dead a complete horror film and likely to frighten the pants off of you.
Personally I think this is great news and a strong direction for the film to move in, and it does distance itself from the original, it's almost not an Evil Dead film although the core of the story will remain.
This time the group heading out to the cabin are going there to help a friend kick her drug habit, and that's where they find the Book of the Dead, read it, and open all manner of hurt on each of them.
What do you think? Good direction with the horror aspect? I'm up for it.