There'd been talk and whispers (actor Bruce Campbell being among the most vocal) that Evil Dead—one of the greatest horror/comedy cult movies ever made—would get the reboot treatment, but then things sort of died down. Until now. And the news is—Sam Raimi's still in.
During the press tour for Starz's Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (a prequel to the gloriously ultra-bloody and sexy Spartacus: Blood and Sand), producer Rob Tapert (of Hercules: The Legendary Journey and Xena: Warrior Princess fame) let slip that he and longtime business partner and friend Sam Raimi could still be set to revisit the completely insane world of The Evil Dead and the Necronomicon.
"It's possible; we're looking at a script this month. What's interesting about Evil Dead is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. ... I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience."
Hail to the king, baby! Is that cool news or what? Do you think that Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi will find a way to get Bruce "Ash" Campbell and his boomstick somewhere in the reboot?