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.