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Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the Evil Dead Remake

Diablo Cody

The long-awaited remake of The Evil Dead is finally happening, and it's got some intriguing talents attached. Ghost House Pictures announced today that up-and-coming director Fede Alvarez so impressed Sam Raimi with his recent short Panic Attack! that Raimi gave him the go-ahead to remake his 1981 low-budget horror classic; what's more, Diablo Cody is currently working on the rewrite, suggesting that Alvarez's version might incorporate some of the humor that Raimi tapped into in later installments Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. And yes, original star Bruce Campbell will be involved, though so far only as a producer on the film. (Though if you had to recast the winky, hunky Ash with today's crop of actors, who would you choose?)

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