Bruce Campbell on Evil Dead remake: We're not farting out a sequel

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Kevin Coll
Dec 15, 2012

When a cult classic is about to get a remake, reboot or reimagining, we all tend to groan at first—but what are we to do when the star comes out praising the project?

Well, that's for you decide now that Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell has weighed in on the conversation. During a panel at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Convention, Campbell praised the remake when he said that "it's not like we're just tossing this thing out and farting out a sequel."

At the panel, Campbell joked that the remake was a "parting gift" for investors, who had been waiting on some type of new installment in the franchise for years. Campbell said they wanted to make a film that "wasn't shot in 16mm, where you can't see the garden hoses spewing the blood."

There are already a few things working in favor of the Evil Dead remake, such as: young director Fede Alvarez being hand-picked by Raimi himself, a fresh script that's been written with tweaks by Diablo Cody ... and there is, of course, a cameo from Bruce Campbell himself.

And then there's the fact that this will be a more (as Campbell calls it) "sophisticated" version than fans have seen before:

"It'll be kind of a hand-made movie with a young filmmaker who is more experienced than we were when we made the first one, who will be casting more experienced actors than we had, so I don't see how it could be any worse."

But since the earlier Evil Dead movies are popular BECAUSE of the unintentional cheesiness and over-the-top violence, straying away from that may polarize fans.

What do you think?

(via Screen Rant)

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