Fede Alvarez reboot heads to New Zealand.
It sounds like the upcoming remake of The Evil Dead will be shipping off to New Zealand for lensing in March. Director Fede Alvarez will be shooting from his own screenplay, which was revised by Oscar winner Diablo Cody. And as we learned a couple months ago, the production centers around five friends who find themselves stranded in a cabin where they uncover a Book of the Dead, not unlike in Sam Raimi's 1981 original.
However, Bloody Disgusting reveals that there will be a drug subplot involved wherein the lead character takes his sister to the cabin to kick her substance addiction. Without her drugs, she becomes restless and ornery, making it difficult to tell whether she is going insane or is possessed by demons.
Ghost House/Mandate Pictures and Sony/FilmDistrict are still in the process of casting the friends David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia. David is engaged to Natalie, Mia is the friend who plans to detox at the cabin, Olivia is her best friend/nurse, and Eric is presumably the one to unleash the demons from the Necronomicon.