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Listen up, screwheads. First casting for the Evil Dead remake.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I know, I know. I'm with you guys. We don't need an Evil Dead reboot. Despite living in the era of the prequels and Crystal Skull I'm still a big enough fanboy to want to see Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell go hog wild on an Evil Dead 4. Drag Me To Hell proved Raimi still has the fun horror chops and who doesn't want to see him torture Bruce Campbell again?

But that's probably not going to happen, despite Raimi having toyed with the idea of a revisit (even going so far as to start a script with his brother) and we're getting an Evil Dead remake that begins shooting in a couple months time, directed by Fede Alvarez, produced by Raimi and Rob Tapert and with some new shiny script revisions from Diablo Cody.

Bloody Disgusting has the scoop on the first casting, announcing Phil's daughter Lily Collins playing the character Mia, who apparently has a drug problem is going with her friends to this secluded cabin to detox.



Word is that the Ash role is going to be a gal this time out, so it's quite possible that Mia is the new Ash.

It also sounds like they're going for more of the dark tone of the first Evil Dead instead of the more jokey tone set by its sequels. Without any other details I'm not quite sure how much I like there being a drug addict arc thrown into Evil Dead, but I suppose Alvarez and his crew deserve a fair chance at showing what they've got.


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  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    This will suck... FACT

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    And of

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Just thinking about this movie....

    by Jason B. Swaim

    has me wanting to place the barrel of a sawed off shotgun in my mouth and pulling the trigger.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Yeah yeah

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    I know it isn't technically part four but's what came to mind.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Another horror movie set in a cabin

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Oh god. Should have made the 4th movie with bruce

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Drug addict...female Ash...WTF????

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    Call it something else, because it's NOT the Evil Dead.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    I will say...

    by Jon Forbing

    While I was as much of a Diablo Cody shit-talker as anyone (God, Juno, shut the fuck up!), I saw "Young Adult" last week and loved it. So I guess she has some writing ability when she's not throwing around fake teenage slang like "swear to blog".

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    No Bruce =

    by Fritzlorrerains

    No me in a seat in the theatre.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Phil Collins' daughter is the new Ash???

    by Beezbo

    I guess the world really is ending in 2012.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Captain Howdy

    ...Kind Of Love. I'll watch it, and so will most of you. Will it be any good? *shrugs*

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Coming in the air tonight.

    by Kill List Hammertime

    All over her.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    What a joke...

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Cody u suck

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Ash is going to be a girl now?

    by Mooly

    So basically this movie is just Drag me to Hell part 2? Why even bother calling it evil dead 4 or an evil dead remake?

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I need to know Choppah's opinion on this casting ASAP

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • ...I believe she's what the Brits call a "butter face".

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by LargoJr

    Lemme lick those eyebrows for you baby....

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Which of the classic horror remakes...

    by Phloton

    ...has actually been any good? The best thing about Texas Chainsaw was Jessica Biel's incredible posterior. The rest of the remakes have all looked and felt the same (like crap).

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    She has the same beautiful hair as her father..

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    but probably can't dance nearly as well.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Worst remake was ANOES

    by Fritzlorrerains

    It was awful

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    No Ash, no 'Evil Dead'

    by FadedLineVigil

    That's like a Terminator movie without Arnold...oh wait. Ok, it's like a Halloween movie without Michael Myers...oh yeah... And they better not think it's clever if they name the girl Ashley as well.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody?

    by Chuck

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Amen freedom1234

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody? Really?

    by Chuck

    Is there even a single person in the world who actually likes her?

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    This will not end well

    by Jaster Mareel

    I could go for a dark Evil Dead restart. I could even go for recasting Ash. My vote would be for Rick Carillo of "Doctor S Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies because he does a SPOT-ON Ash impression in that film. But changing Ash to some dingy, doper bitch? I just can't hang wit dat shit mang!

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Raimi is


    Either a sell out or clueless, we love Evil Dead because of Bruce without him as Ash we dont want it.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi is possessed by a Kandarian Demon

    by Xen11


  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    AND FUCK RAIMI AND CAMPBELL.FUCK THEM. Raimi used to be my 2nd most fav director after James Cameron,but i have lost all my respect to him. Now that he and and his pal have betrayed the fans by producing this travesty of an Evil Dead remake,i say to them to go FUCK THEMSELVES.FUCK YOU.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    She is not a butterface

    by KevinMuller

    Far from it..she is very attractive. I think the thick eyebrows give her face character.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by Kill List Hammertime

    Why couldn't he have been the lead? He's still alive, still acting, needs a hit. The Evil Dead names enough to draw the crowd, they don't need some young actors fucking it up. With the shit Cody writes spewing from their mouths.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    End Credits to Evil Dead 4

    by Xen11

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Didn't know Laura San Giacomo was Phil Collins daughter...

    by quicksilver80


  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Based on the script review I read online...

    by NinjaRap

    ...there is no "Ash" character. There is no humor, either. It's really trying to be the dark, sadistic film that the original TED wanted to be. I'm not sure that's anything people are looking for from this remake, though.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I'm conflicted.

    by phifty2

    I love Phil Collins soooooooooooooo this gets a pass.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Another useless remake

    by Agent_Snake_Mcready

    Hills Have Eyes...Halloween...The Fog...Texas Chainsaw...the hall of shame has a new scalp for the wall. When will studios learn that audiences are tired and fed up of the same Xeroxed shit over and over again? It's a given that this new, "re-imagining", of Evil Dead will be a lifeless, flat mess of a picture devoid of character and purpose, populated with brain-dead teenage brats devoid of sarcasm or wit. Something has to give, we need a fucking revolution, born out of the phoenix fires of America's late sixties new wave. We need a night of the long knives where the useless shits that choke the life out of this art-form (not industry... ART-FORM) are rounded up and exorcised from this realm of existence. Everything about this remake betrays the spirit and heart of the original, a film that was a testament to what was and is great about America, that indomitable, “can do”, attitude that inspired a generation to go out there and make something. But of course, studios know better apparently, so they castrate the balls off a legend and parade it in front of the masses, while the souls of true film fans across the globe flicker and palpitate as their pride is crushed under another jackboot, laced to the juggernaut of commerce. …. So yeah, I’m a little annoyed. Anyway, Happy New Year. (the celebration, not the movie...which is shit)

  • And let's face it, that song is what really made his FX reel, no wait I'm sorry, his "short film", work, because there was no character, and no real story, was there?

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    At one point Seann William Scott was going to be Ash

    by Jaster Mareel

    At least that fell through. But yeah, I have ZERO interest in this film. Name recognition isn't enough to get me into the theater. This is going to be a watered down PG-13 mess and frankly I hope Sam and Bruce lose fucking millions on it. How many DECADES have we been begging them for a proper sequel and they just fucked us all in the ass. Fuck 'em both up the fucking shit hole.

  • The idea that any women could hold her own against a half way strong dude/supernatural is fucking laughable.

  • He just did Hostel 3..yawn...although his camera placement can be entertaining at times, which was the main reason From Dusk To Dawn 2 was somewhat fun (the cast helped).

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by obijuanmartinez


  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    The conversation went...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Hey Sam Hey Bruce Listen at every convention I go to, you know the ones where I squeeze every last cent I can out of those whiny little fanboy fucks who made me, I get asked about a new evil dead movie. So can we, just to get the little fucks off my backs? Sorry Bruce I couldn't hear you down there with your mouth full. Anyway, I'm making a new evil dead that bears no relation to the originals. My whore Diablo is writing it. We,re gonna fuck over all the cunts who didn't like Spiderman 3. Oh, and your not in it. Why, Sam, why?! Shut up and swallow Bruce.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure even Bruce would agree with me...I'd smash

    by zillabeast

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by Retro

    now we have a junkie main character that will be pissing, shitting, and crying like a baby throughout the entire movie. That is, of course, assuming they portray a detox realistically. remakes are for morons.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Come on.. did you guys REALLY want another KOTCS?

    by LargoJr

    I think both Raimi & Campbell know that getting together one more time would have not only been painful, but embarrassing. Now that's a series that has some SERIOUS fanbase to it. Its gotten Bruce more 'good will' karma & 'get out of jail free' passes then any 10 people have a right to, and unless the script is something un-freaking-believable... going back to the well one more time just for a paycheck would fuck EVERYBODY involved. Not just their current options, but their futures as well. No.. as bummed as I am we AREN'T getting another run from Bruce & Sam... I'd rather see a new take than make the memories of what we've already got bitter.

  • and isn't a "told you so" always best when you can REALLY rub salt in the wound? LOL

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Hey retrotylenol : You forgot vomiting...

    by LargoJr

    LOTS of vomiting.. ain't a detox without a whole lot of 'retch so hard you shit your pants' vomiting

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Cancel this movie ASAP

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    The only way this will be great...

    by Xen11

    This girl gets possessed halfway through the movie, kills everyone, then a door busts open revealing Ash in all his middle-aged glory. Ash: "Yo she bitch..." Movie ends and says: DIRECTED BY SAM RAIMI It would be Evil Dead 4 in disguise with fake posters with this fake director's name. It's nice to make nightmares into dreams.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    TalkBackers are fast as Cheetahs

    by Gore_monkey

    I can hardly ever get first

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    The reason for all the remakes

    by bodian26 they make money. Sometimes from the fans who secretly want to see a train wreck, but mostly from teenagers who want somewhere to go on a Friday night. They've heard the title before from their older siblings or friends and want to check out the newer incarnation. Problem is the unrated cut comes out a few months later on dvd/blu ray thereby peaking other people's interests who thumbed their nose at it initially. The moment these remakes start losing money overall, the quicker they go away.

  • sorry couldn't help myself

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Billy Boyd was gonna do it but he lost their number

    by hellsheartstab

    Im on fire!!!!

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    If Lily Collins is "Ash Replacement Girl"...

    by buggerbugger

    ...I wonder if there'll be a scene where she shaves off one of her prehensile eyebrows and replaces it with a chainsaw while grasping a sawn-off with the other?

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I probably won't see it

    by lfhlaw1

    Due to the fact that the Script writing will be different and the fact is...Evil Dead had a blend of humor and tongue in cheek horror with it minimally in the 1st Evil dead, but more so in the 2nd and 3rd sequels. The other portion that really draws me in is Bruce Campbell. He's able to deliver the punch lines very well in the ED series. Unforunately if you've seen USA's Burn Notice, Bruce has grown a bit in girth and to see a fat Ash might not be pretty. Consider fan boys that complain about a Fat Shatner at one point trying to fit into the suit (Now Shatner says it's all muscle, but that's another story lol). I think a Better sequel might have been to kill off Ash and handing off to a successor somehow someway.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    This is what they SHOULD have done...

    by Jaster Mareel

    We have an intro montage that takes us up to Ash killing the deadite in the S-Mart. Just then the vortex appears in teh store and deadites start swarming out of it. Bruce fires a couple of shots but it's useless. They're spreading out and munching on S-Mart patrons. He grabs Bridget Fonda and they run out of the store. As they run away we see behind them that the vortex has gotten bigger and a gigantic deadite comes through, completely destroying the S-Mart. Cut to black. Title screen: The Evil Dead Necropolis We see overlapping dissolves of the deadites taking over Earth. People being ripped out of their cars, their homes invaded, the dead walking the streets amongst creatures big and small, flying, walking, slithering... Fade to black. Eyes open in the dark. The brow is furrowed. As the light rises, the silhouette fills in. The face is grimey. The clothes are ripped. His muscular arm reaches back and pulls forth a shotgun. He cocks it. This is Ash. Badass deadite hunter. He steps into the lightspilling from a half-assed boarded window. We see a war-torn hero. White at his temples, scars decorate his face and exposed chest. Bridget Fonda steps into frame and rubs her hand across the scars on his chest. "Don't go Ash." He grabs her and gives her a powerful, manly kiss. "It's what I do baby." He kicks open a door, spilling in light and blowing sand. He calls back to Bridget. "This'll get messy. Don't wait up." We pull back to see him standing in the doorway of a little, wrecked house, not unlike the cabin from the first film. Although in suburbs, it is a desolate wasteland. Ok there's your opening Sam and Bruce. Call me fuckers. I'll give ya a Evil Dead film the fans actually want.

  • You Cant Stop Me!!!

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    This Whole Concept is SHIT

    by Jason Adkins

    Who wants a female Ash? Not me. I can picture this now. bitch is detoxing on the floor. Oh wait She's a Deadite. Two Words. Major Suckage... And has the people who hired Diablo Cody to "Polish" this turd actually sat through Jennifers Body. Can't wait to see Female Ash talking on a Hamburger Phone about missing her period.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    No tree rape, no sell!

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Hanyoyo...we need MORE people like freedom1234

    by Fritzlorrerains

    He's keeping it real yo. Fuck this movie. Fuck remakes. Fuck 'unrated' editions

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    They want a female to be Ash?

    by tomdolan04

    Fine - torture and beat the crap out of her in the vein of chopping her own fucking hand off. If she can take it like a trouper with a sly sense of humour, ill buy it. But they wont.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    As long as she gets raped by a tree, I'm in.

    by darthpigman

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    EVIL DEAD is the deal. :(

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    I spoke to Bruce about this remake during a Con visit this past May, and he told me that he is a “producer” which means, he has nothing to do with the script, casting, budget at all. The only thing he gets out of it is a paycheck. The only thing Sam Raimi has to do with it is the choice of director, and that is all….other than a paycheck as well. Now, as many cons that Bruce does, someone on the AICN boards should just flat out tell Bruce that the film will tank, and if he laughs, or comes up with a witty comeback…which he will, explain why. The reason’s that Snyder’s DOTD remake, and the recent Fright Night remake were really good was that they stayed close to the original concept, and honored the originals, with a modern twist. The remake of THE EVIL DEAD will tank because they are not honoring the original…..they are just trying to make bank off of the brand name. And that is sad that Sam, Rob, and Bruce would let that happen.

  • And he sure made up for all thr shit he made. Lovely, lovely lass.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    this is gonna be fuckin' SICK!


    Just like the Friday the 13th reboot!

  • Great gal. Her father, not so much.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    by what i understand, by female Ash what they mean to say is...

    by AsimovLives

    ... that the lead will be female, but she will suffer through the same shit that poor Ash did in the first movie. It's not a literal female Ash, but a female hero who will go through the same shit that Ash went through before. That's my understanding of it, anyway. And it could work, if handled well. but that's another matter.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    You know what sucks more than an EVIL DEAD remake?

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    freedom1234 on this Talkback. FACT.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    He was gonna be freedom5678...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    ...but he can't count his fingers and type.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by Kill List Hammertime

    Your right. I do like the freedom part though, makes me wanna put a tartan skirt on and kill some English.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by Mel

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    5678... Shlameal, Shimozzle, Hosinpep Incorperated!

    by LargoJr

    We're gonna do it!

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Female Ash = not Evil Dead

    by torontoxic

    That's all that needs to be said. They should have hunted everywhere for someone with the odd charisma of Bruce Campbell. Hell Mac from Its Always Sunny would be been ideal.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I know it's a geek cliche...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    ... But Nathan Fillion would of been great. Takes a great beating, can pull off the comedy and action, b list ( kinda ) and most people would of been happy.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Sam, you hurt me deeply with this.

    by ZOMBRE

    Evil Dead is Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Call this something else. Bruce can play old Elvis. I adored him in Bubba Ho Tep He can play old Ash. Sam can spend his Spiderman money and make a Grand Torino Evil Dead mash up titled: EVIL DEAD 4!

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Hush little baby don't say a word

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    I just can't see a girl with a chainsaw for a hand. Mocking, mockingbird...

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, no one ever has ANYTHING bad to say about Ron Howard

    by D.Vader

    His movies maybe, but certainly not the man. No one, that is... except for AsimovLives.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    You know why they're making this? Because we're talking about it

    by Dapper Swindler

    That's really all it takes these days. Marketing is most of the cost of filmmaking, so anything that will get attention (good or bad) is bankable.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I want to see Lily Collins cut her own arm off...

    by zinc_chameleon

    when it goes bad. Let's see if Diablo has it in her or not. Remember, a good writer tortures his/her characters.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I can feel it sucking in the air tonight....

    by Embeedeuce

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    ASH IS A GIRL?!?? FUCK YOU! This is not BSG shit eaters.

    by Pixelsmack

    Even to this day I stand-by the point that the female Starbuck was questionable, but this is just absolutely asinine! Soy-boy, man-baby, Twilight, bullshit. I hope your Prius battery explodes on your way to Tea Leaf Green.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    She's Snow White you know

    by Roderich

    in that probably awful coming Tarsem Singh "Mirror Mirror". Very beautiful girl, but the whole idea of remaking Evil Dead is ridiculous, so who cares if she is hot.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by nssdigitalchumps

    Someone hit me so I can wake up from this nightmare. Too many remakes and not enough original material.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Here's a crazy idea...

    by slappy magoo

    If they're going to change the story so much from the original that it's indistinguishable as a reboot...fucking call it something else.

  • It'd be easier to deal with if we could all say that some asshole took it and ruined it... not so easy to say that when the asshole in question is the guy who created it in the first place! *Sigh* I think Spiderman 3 killed the real Raimi and we're now dealing with an evil doppelganger.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    would love to see some more evil dead

    by Rob Jenson

    in a perfect world, but the danger of this one being so bad it taints the original movies is too high. The Prequels almost ruined SW for me. Don't let this ruin ED. If it's not Raimi and Campbell, don't bother.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    This is the type of crap we get to start our new year?

    by professor murder


  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    You know...I hate to sound like a bitchy fanboy...but...

    by wacko3205

    Alright...I hate to sound like a bitchy fanboy that cries about their childhood treasures being strip mined & what not...but FUCK THAT!!!! I grew up loving, screaming, worshipping, & laughing @ the Evil Dead matter what anyone says...the EDT shaped the future of horror movies & much of the humor that goes along with it. Unless this character is written like Ash with those types of persona...this movie's gonna blow. A female running the show...& an addict no less? Come the fuck on. Diablo Cody needs to base jump w/o a chute, IWHO.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I think the consensus is that...

    by maxjohnson1971

    this is a bad idea. Of course, despite that, I will be there just like all the other ED fans. My big problem is that if this will introduce a new audience to the movie, will they hate it as much as we probably will when they finally watch the original?

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    the emo dead.

    by vulturess

    4 parter at least.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Just about the fucking money... lazy bastards.

    by workshed

    There's been no bigger supporter of Raimi, Campbell at al since I first saw the Fangoria special (long before we got the pirate VHS tape) BUT THIS IDEA STINKS. C'mon guys... no one wants this to happen. Just concentrate on Evil Dead IV and do it proud. Then we might forgive you for all the shit you've knocked out.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Power Rangers Facepalm

    by JuanSanchez

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    You lost me at Diablo Cody.

    by Phategod2

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    What next a Remake of They Live starring Michael Cera and

    by Phategod2

    Donald Glover.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    I can feel it...

    by pumaman

    coming in the air tonight...this will fail Phil Collin is the Anti-Christ !

  • Ugh.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Raimi lost my respect long ago.

    by Fritzlorrerains

    And my hard earned money!

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    The thing is...

    by WarrenSmooth

    ARMY OF DARKNESS wasn't exactly a great sequel. The one-liners and Harryhausen homages were cool, but it lacked the raw edge of the first two. It just didn't have teeth.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Remake Madness

    by yippeekaiyaymofo

    Listen, why even bother calling it EVIL DEAD? Why brand it with the franchise? Why not come up with a new title and say in all marketing "From the makers of EVIL DEAD?" Or maybe "EVIL DEAD PRESENTS: SomethingSomething" instead of saying it's a freaking remake? Willow Smith's Annie could be something better if it's not called "Annie." I understand you have fearful money men and want to deliver a film at the end of the day, but come on, we can have inspiration without stealing the brand. Look at DRAG ME TO HELL. Raimi brought back his brand of horror.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4 or bust!

    by slayme

    screw the remake - we all want Evil Dead 4. hopefully Raimi will come to his senses and kill this shit focusing of ED4 instead. if not - just let the franchise die please. diablo cody sucks - even more so as a screenwriter.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Uhhhhh... Diablo Cody, drug problem,

    by mr.underwater

    going with her friends to this secluded cabin to detox... Just keeps getting better and better Can we just pull the plug now?

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    =It just didn't have teeth. =

    by KilliK

    admit stole that line from Plinkett's Crystal Suck review.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by Jarrete Barnett

    You're actually telling me you WOULDN'T fuck her?? "Butter face"?? Really??

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead is the classic that it is

    by Pete Michaelson

    because it was a passion project made largely by friends and family with a couple of hired actors tossed in to round out the cast. It's got lots of flaws but is the kind of in-your-face gory horror film that studios don't have the balls to make and guys with dreams and a half-baked sample film (Within the Woods) just couldn't get people to invest in anymore. You can't remake Evil Dead; it's just not possible. Read If Chins Could Kill to see how that movie was put together, and you'll understand why that magic can never be captured again. These people literally tortured themselves to make this flick. Hollywood is bullshit.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

  • 2 times on VHS, 3 times on DVD, 1 time (so far) on Blu-ray...each time for myself. There's no counting how many times I've given one incarnation or another as a gift. I love THE EVIL DEAD. Do I think this remake is a good idea? Fuck, no. Will I see it?'s the fucking EVIL DEAD. And no matter how awful it might turn out, it cannot and will not diminish my love for the original. I hope it's great and I wish these filmmakers tons of luck...they're gonna need it.

  • I...can'

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Word is that the Ash role is going to be a gal this time out

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Yes, another 'empowered' female lead. Just what the world fucking needs. 'Cause there's just so many chicks who are waiting for this to be made. I'd rather watch fat, grizzled Ash hand over the reins to some youngblood than this cash-grab pile of shit. Seriously. What. The. Fuck. Zero fucking interest.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    The benefit of having a drug addict main character...

    by bubcus

    ... is she would think she was constantly tripping out. Could make this a lot funnier that way.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • Make part 4 instead, out of the cabin, for most part anyways.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I wonder how she'll fare with a chainsaw and shotgun?

    by wattos new hat

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Hey Freedom1234...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...first day at AICN? Fucking hell, dude.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I always thought that EVIL DEAD was kind of a POS.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    But hey, that's just me!

  • Halfway through the movie, sort of break the fourth wall in a way. Start showing that it is a movie, an Evil Dead remake, but when they were reading from the Book Of The Dead, it actually unleashed Kandarian demons into our world. Bruce Campbell either plays Ash or he plays himself (he happened to be on the movie set making a cameo). Although it should probably just be the real Ash dealing with it as it would be too much like My Name Is Bruce. Then have Ash have to deal with this shit. "The world is ending because of these fucking remakes." It would be like Ash vs. the Evil Dead remake. And have the director, this douchebag actually turn out to be a demon and we find out that the movie was directed by Sam Raimi at the end or something.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I can see me

    by Xen11

    cumming in her hair tonight.

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    A Comic About Y'All

    by MattDomville

    Regarding the reaction to this casting news:

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    She looks like Phil Colins with a wig.

    by DarthBlart

  • Jan. 4, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I *was* upset...

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    But after seeing freedom1234's cretinous meltdown, I'm now HAPPY this remake is happening with a female lead JUST because of how angry it makes him. I hope the remake has bullet-time, "Man-on-Fire" level quick-cut shakycam, overtinted colors, Let the Bodies Hit the Floor on the soundtrack, a rapper cast as the love interest, and that the Deadites sparkle in sunshine and drive Volvos... just to make bitches like freedom1234 scream louder... louder... squeal piggy squeal!! Yer pain is my pleasure!

  • Its the fact they are remaking The Evil Dead that really makes me sick. Since they are going ahead with it, I really like that there will not be an Ash character. Bruce Campbell is the only Ash. So a female lead is a mega plus. BUT its still a fucking horrible idea. Just call it something else. And I find it hard to imagine that I would sympathize with a drug addict. I hate drug addicts, they are fucking stupid. It's not a disease, unless 'stupid' is a disease. Why 'detox'? Once an addict, always an addict.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST

    The female lead character (as written by Diablo Cody).

    by Jarrete Barnett

    Are all self-absorbed, neurotic know-it-alls in their own way. They're practically a sad stereotype all their own. Although, there are countless female leads over the past 20-30 years in film who fit that description WITHOUT Diablo's help.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    No sir I don't like it

    by strykebr

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Are we sure this isn't a different character named Gash?

    by conspiracy

    I'd make sense...and I'd definitely pay to sit in a dark room and watch foliage have it's way with her.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Has anyone ever seen Diablo Strip?

    by conspiracy

    I'm just curious if she was worth the $20 lap dance fee; because honestly I've yet to see anything from her pen that is worth even a Matinee cover charge.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Word is that it'll be a female Ash?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Really, cause not even a moth ago you guys reported that there wasn't even going to be an Ash in the remake (and that it wasn't even really a remake, that it was a wholly different story). Where does this new "word" come from?

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    10 years ago I could see Bruce do another Evil Dead...but now he's too old

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    And this is coming from a huge Evil Dead fan. Unless he got on the diet train and got fit there is no way he could pull of the physical comedy that made those movies the treasures they are. That was after all part of the gimmick. Yeah yeah CGI and start naming me movies with old guys doing young guys moves like Christopher Lee in Attack Of the Clones and Sith. Would not be the same though because what Bruce did back then was real physical comedy. He's lost his chops. Sucks but it's reality and ain't never gonna happen without a time machine. As far as this remake? Fuck this remake.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 3:30 a.m. CST

    yeah, no need to mention her actual filmography either

    by tlyel37

    just say she's a famous musician's daughter, that's good enough. Also, the PGA nominations have been out for a couple days now...that's kinda big news in the film world. And I was under the impression that this was a website dedicated to film news sooooo....just throwin' that out there AICN

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 3:32 a.m. CST

    oh and people calling her ugly?

    by tlyel37

    Really, internet cretin? I mean I know it's easy to hide behind a keyboard and make fun of women who in real life would laugh in your face if you ever propositioned them, but c'mon...let's see some pictures of your wives/gfs then, hmm? Assuming you even have them.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Actually, fuck you for even mentioning Phil Collins!

    by tlyel37

    Now I can't get "Strangers Out There" from Tarzan outta my head. God dammit...

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST


    by Dr Eric Vornoff

    Is this a real person or some insane parody of a deranged fanboy? Reminds me of that loser whose sole reason d'etre was to inform the world that Spider-Man would suck because of the organic webshooters and the movie would flop because everyone he asked at work (as if he had a job) thought organics were 'disgusting'. Wonder what happened to him, he probably threw himself off a building after Spider-Man's opening weekend. I think the real reason for this remake is probably to do with rights retention and to finally get a decent paycheck to those doctors and dentists who financed the original. I doubt at this stage either Raimi or Campbell have much interest in an Evil Dead IV, and nor should they - they were young men's films. Too much time has passed, if they went back now expectations would be too high and it would probably end up being a sad, lifeless retread. This remake will more than likely be poor, most of Raimi's producing efforts are. Still like him as a director though so I can easily ignore this and look forward to Oz. Evil Dead remake news sure brings the bitter misogynists out of the woodwork though, doesn't it?

  • ..probably at the expense of old baldy-chops Collins. Fucking gnome. But I'll always have Raimi's original to enjoy, so I can be at-peace with these developments.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    If you find Lily Collins remotely "unattractive"

    by Jarrete Barnett

    you're fucking gay, and that's FINAL. She bears minimal, if any, resemblance to Phil whatsoever.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Generic paint by numbers haunted cabin in the woods flick.

    by tradeskilz

    There will be nothing evil dead about this mobie except the name.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:59 a.m. CST

    But does it have foliage rape?

    by tradeskilz

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead II finale is my favorite ending ever!

    by masteryoda007

    Nuff said.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I think

    by Jake

    that this sounds less like a remake, and more like a different movie altogether that's cashing in on the success of Raimi's film. Either way, I'm not interested.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You must now know me very well, then, if youa ccuse me of being a holywood insider sort of fellw. i'm the one who constantly pisses and shits on Abrams Trek and all the Mickey Bay movies, and nothing is more holywood then that crap. you do not know me very well.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    The name's Ash...cokewhores.

    by groorgman

    The title song will be.....I can feel it coming in the air tonight....

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    there's a lot of misiginist in-the-closet gays in here...

    by AsimovLives

    ... given the anti-females as leads in movies coments in here. and anybody who thinks Lily Collins is ugly is most definatly gay. there's lots of people in here who are in need of some serious soul searching.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    groorgman, actually the name is Ashley. Ash is his nickname.

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    So let me guess how this will go.....

    by Miss 45

    She'll start out kinda sweet and innocent and then in the middle inexplicable turn into She-Ra Princess of Power.... Then at the end kill a demon with her bad 95lb self while screaming something like "Swallow THIS soul BITCH!" and trying to act all tough while the audience doesn't buy it at all. Oh yeah, and classic horror cinema will continue to die a slow agonzing death. Yep, that's how it will go.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    allpowerfulwizardofoz... after watching 'BN:Fall of Sam Axe'

    by workshed

    ...I'd take the Pepsi Challenge that Bruce is in better shape than you. And of course he could do another ED. That's the problem here... there's only ONE BC.!

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Gimme sum sugar baby.

    by UltraTron

    Um, ok!

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by LargoJr

    He don't KNOW me vewy well... DO he?

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Pictured Bugs Bunny in my head

    by LargoJr

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    But Drag Me To Hell already did female Ash

    by JackSlater4

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Keanu could have pulled off Ash but he is too old now.

    by JackSlater4

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    And does this mean a man will get tree-raped?

    by JackSlater4

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Phil Collins and tree rape

    by Grant

    It is imperative that they use "Groovy Kind of Love" during the tree rape scene.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Do we need another...

    by Grant

    horror movie with kids stuck in a cabin being picked off by something horrible? Yes, The Evil Dead revolutionized it way back when, but it's been done to death ever since. The Syfy movies have beaten that horse to the ground for years.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    If she's the new Ash...

    by Grant

    then congratulations! Raimi and Tapert have just turned Ash into the Final Girl. Seen it.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    If Ash is to be recast...

    by Grant

    I always thought Nicholas Brendon would've made a decent Ash recast, but he might be too old now. Although, he looks youngish. Would've liked a time travel component parodying the new Star Trek (although I had this idea years before) where old Ash goes back in time to prevent his younger self and his friends from going to cabin. Of course, bad things happen anyway and young Ash becomes a demon fighter. Old Ash? Unlike Spock, he goes back to his timeline.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    No doubt her name will be Ashley.

    by uberfreak

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Rob McElhenney

    by Grant

    as Ash. I like that even better than my Nicholas Brendon idea.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Re: Rob McElhenney

    by Grant

    as Ash is not my idea. An earlier poster.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    My next talkback username: "Fun Horror Chops."

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    What is it with female heroines these days?

    by Volllllume3

    Where are the stone cold mofo's from the 80's and 90's? At least Stallone gets it.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    freedom1234 = hatedperson??

    by jake rodgers

  • There is still time though........

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead Rebooted: Sam Raimi Gotta Eat

    by yomomma

  • Because the number one demographic for "haunted house" type films is women, particularly tween girls. That's why they're all going PG-13 and that's why they're all having female protagonists. It has fuck-all to do with art or legitimacy or any kind of loyalty to the original. This is a business decision.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    A female Ash that's worth a shit?

    by Jaster Mareel

    Yeah and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Lets get some things straight....

    by AsimovLives

    .... and as according to the news we have got so far. 1- There is no female Ash character. There is a new original lead female character called Mia. Ash didn't got a vaginosectomy It's a new character. It's that simple. 2- For those complaining about the new Evil Dead movie lacking in male virility with the departure of Ash, remember that in the first movie the character itself is this inept weakling nerd kind of guy who's completly ill-equiped to deal with the situation. The character was made deliberatly to be way over his head with the situation. So much so, the first time the movie was shown, the idea was to have a red-herring protagonist in the form of the other blonde guy, who seemed more in control, instead of Ash who constantly panics and frezzes. And to drive that point home, they named him Ashleý, a deliberate atempt to give him a gender neutral name, and thus, to futher emasculate him. Ash was not created to be a badass, he was just forced into it by circunstances, and his badassness only cames about from the second movie foward, the second movie being a de facto remake of THE EVIL DEAD in all but name. 3- Now i could be very wrong, but It seems obvious to me this remake is based on the premise of THE EVIL DEAD. Which is, an unspeakable evil rises to torment unsuspecting victims, to possess them by the most violent and harsh imaginable ways and torment with the horrors of hell whoever survives. The premise of Evil Dead is not Ash himself. Ash is the protagonist, not the premise of the whole series. I see many here associate Ash with The Evil Dead as if the two are the same thing. As if the character Ash is the premise of the series. I used to think so too. But after watching this movies a few times, it's quite clear to me that the second and third movies are entities of their own, which are revolved about the character Ash. THE EVIL DEAD, the first movie, the premise is the evil that possesses the poor campers and the poor sap who's the world's least prepared person to deal with the situation. It seems to me this new remake goes for that premise, the premie of the first movie: great horror is unleashed to unsuspecting victims, and the person least prepared to deal with it has to deal with it, with extreme prejudice. That's how i see it, anyway. Which is way when i swee people so hang up on the absense of Ash from the remake, i don't think they are understanding the idea behind this movie. If i'm right in my assuptions, that is.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I want to see a remake of Slaughterhouse 5...

    by LargoJr

    ... I think that could be interesting.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody states EVIL DEAD remake "will be grounded in reality"

    by MooseMalloy

    -- but not grounded in fun.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Also, Miss Cody... if you are reading this --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- can you please release some spanking videos?

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    a shitty remake of an already overrated shitty movie.

    by alienindisguise

    makes perfect sense in dumb as fuck hollywood.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    nobody bashes THE EVIL DEAD on my watch, mister!

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I'm liking the idea of some detoxing kids being possessed --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- with some zombie/monser action, but just call it something else for crying out loud!

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Call it THE NICE DEAD then.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Possible titles --

    by MooseMalloy


  • Jan. 5, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • A female Dutch fighting a Predator? How about a female Man With No Name in the Wild West? or a female Deckard? who is a female replicant but thinks that she is a male human? why not.

  • workshed!

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    this movie doesn't deserve a #1 talkback


    everyone just shut up

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Whew, first announcement and this film is already 0-2.

    by kevred

    A strikeout seems inevitable, even more so than before. This will have as much impact as every other lame also-ran horror somewhat-remake of the past few years. As in, zero.

  • it's because the premise isn't good enough to justify itself.

  • i doubt it.

  • Jan. 5, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Asi: first 'Happy New Year'...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...although, since JJ hasn't died in a fire yet, I know this may not be possible for you. Anyway, I get what you're saying - it's a new twist on the concept - but that's exactly what I don't want in an Evil Dead flick. I want to see an overweight, grizzled Ash fucking up some Deadites! Isn't this kind of thing exactly what you bitch about when you talk about the Trek reboot? In fact, I'd rather see someone else play Ash, then watch this. I don't want to see someone else traipsing about in the 'ED' universe - I want to see ASH, in a new and fresh adventure. No Bruce - No Evil Dead. Period.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    I vote for an All-Collins soundtrack, with updated lyrics.

    by therightclique

    Just one more day for you and me.... you and me and a pair of deadites

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Credit where credit is due re: Phil Collins

    by kevred

    First off, I truly hate the idea of this film as much as anyone else here. A soulless cash grab that's an insult to everyone who loves the originals, and to the esteem in which we hold its creators. Their rights to make it of course, but we're all respecting them less for it, unlike with pretty much everything else in their careers. Now that I've said that: Phil Collins has made some dreary pop music in recent decades, but the guy gets eternal respect for what he did in his career before that. Up through Abacab, this guy made a long string of incredible music. Definitely one of the best rock drummers of all time. It can be summed up in one phrase: Peter Gabriel-era Genesis. Fantastic work spanning several albums, with great backing vocals to boot. A key aspect of one of the greatest bands ever. Even in the post-Gabriel Genesis era, they made a few more damned good albums. Tell me that "Eleventh Earl of Mar", "Trick of the Tail", "Abacab", "Turn it On Again", and other tracks were not brilliant twists and evolutions of prog and pop formula, with clever rhythms that were far more interesting than standard pop repetition, yet so groovy that you didn't notice. I even dig some of his pop stuff through the 80s. Overplayed though its been, the drums in "In the Air Tonight" are chilling. And pure pop doesn't get much better than "Easy Lover". The guy had a choice between making many more millions of dollars or turning it all down to sit on his laurels. I don't like the later stuff, but I don't hold it against him. Before then, he made some of my favorite music. Rock doesn't always die. It gets old, and just like when we get old, it turns into things we wouldn't have predicted. Such is life. But this film will definitely suck.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    @therightclique - nice pun, and screen name.

    by kevred

    As most people here demonstrate, those things are both harder than they seem.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Will she got raped by demonic trees?

    by KilliK

    i doubt it.

  • Jan. 6, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Let's remake the Godfather!

    by Gezoes

    Seriously, enough remakes already.

  • Jan. 7, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by thound3

    "Remember, a good writer tortures his/her characters."<p> ===================<p> The only thing that hack Diablo tortures is the audience<p>

  • Jan. 8, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    This show would have worked if it was stop-animation.

    by MST3KPIMP