Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Playlist: Bruce Campbell Says ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Script Is “Awesome,” He Might Have A Role In It

A remake or sequel to Sam Raimi‘s cult favorite “The Evil Dead” has been knocking around for years now, moving in fits and starts but never really getting anywhere. And while we’re probably not much closer to it, fans can’t help but ask about the film anytime Bruce Campbell or Raimi hit the press circuit. Back in January, the Guardian reported that Raimi’s longtime producing partner Rob Tapert said, “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 [movie] theater. I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror.”

Well, it turns out not only is that script finished, but Bruce Campbell has read it, and while he won’t be reprising the role of Ash, he’s already eyeing a part. In an interview with Reddit to promote the “Burn Notice” spinoff movie “The Fall Of Sam Axe,” Campbell took on fan questions and inevitable, the topic of “Evil Dead” came up.

“NEWSFLASH: We are remaking ‘Evil Dead.’ The script is awesome. I will be one of the producers and possibly play the milk man,” Campbell announced to fans.

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