That didn’t take too long.
Just a week or so after losing Lily Collins, Deadline reports that the upcoming remake/reboot of the Evil Dead franchise regained a leading lady, this time in the form of Suburgatory star Jane Levy.
The new Evil Dead will be helmed by Fede Alvarez, who also wrote the film’s script which is currently getting the once over from current “˜it’ scribe Diablo Cody, and will find Levy as Mia, “a character that corresponds to Ash,” the original series protagonist.
According to the outlet, the film will follow “five young people who head to a remote cabin where evil awaits. Recovering from a recent overdose, Mia is particularly vulnerable.” Original director Sam Raimi is aboard as producer with his shingle Ghost House Pictures, so hopes are insanely high for this project.
Personally, while I’m not hugely sold on a remake, I think that a new take on this story could be really great, particularly with the creative team in place here. I’m a huge fan of Cody as a writer, particularly following Young Adult, so hopefully this can continue that trend.
What do you think?