In terms of whether or not the remake 'honors' the original film, Raimi says he isn't looking at it from that perspective. "I don't think about it like that. I just think Fede Alvarez has really made a great horror movie," he said. "It's scary. The actors are great in it. It's really gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense."
In addition to directing, virtual newcomer Fede Alvarez also co-wrote the script for the reboot.