Campbell acknowledges Evil Dead remake difficulties
The Evil Dead remake. I think just by saying that you've probably groaned or thought you couldn't care less, I doubt there are many or any of you expressing their excitement, so it's hard to see why it happened, or that the original team are involved in any way.
That's where the superb Bruce Campbell comes in and just says it straight. He's seen the film and can give us his impression of it, although his training is in acting not impressions, he's also rather honest in that he knows the whole thing has rather upset fans, although he thinks that's going to change.
The Evil Dead remake, simply called Evil Dead, has been going on for some time, and is directed by
Fede Alvarez who co-wrote along with Sam Raimi, Rodo Sayagues and of course Diablo Cody. The story is a little different with a group of friends heading off to a remote cabin to help dry out and return to sobriety one of their group, that's where they find the Book of the Dead and, well all hell breaks loose.
Sounds much like the original and it is hard to see why they even attempted it, but through Digital Spy and ShockTillYouDrop Bruce Campbell, original lead in the film and producer on the remake, has talked about the film and opened up to the fans a little.
"We're really excited and really behind it, [but] it's going to take a bit to get the Evil Dead fans behind it. We know we've pissed a lot of them off. We appreciate that and we appreciate their anger and their zeal, but the only thing we want to impress upon them is that we didn't screw it up. This is going to be just as memorable as [the original] Evil Dead without being the same movie..."
I always appreciate the way Campbell speaks to the fans, I've heard him speak just as openly about other projects and speak his mind without trying to resort to marketing speak.
According to the story he's seen a cut of the film and he thinks it is "fabulous" with much better effects, obviously, but it doesn't lose that original Evil Dead feel.
It does sound promising and if it was anyone else saying that I probably wouldn't believe them, but Bruce Campbell, well he's way more believable than any marketing machine out there.
Now we have to hope to see some evidence of how good the remake is, a trailer would be really welcomed I think.