"Red Riding Hood" star Shiloh Fernandez is venturing back into the woods to star in FilmDistrict and Mandate's "Evil Dead" reboot, and will also topline "Deep Powder" for Killer Films.
The "Evil Dead" role was highly sought after by young actors.
Helmed and penned by Fede Alvarez, the pic is a reinvention of the 1981 cult classic about a group of teens who holed up in a remote cabin who discover a Book of the Dead that unleashes demons they cannot control.
Though the plot is similar to the original, the idea is a new take, this time without the character of Ash.
Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will produce through Raimi's Ghost House Pictures banner.
Project was announced in November in a worldwide deal (excluding the U.K. and France) between Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures. Sony Pictures will distribute.
Now that the male lead is set, the search is on for the female lead, as Lily Collins fell out after scheduling conflicts.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Fernandez to haunt 'Evil Dead'
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