Sorry for the back-to-back Evil Dead stories today, folks, but this needed to be reported. Bruce Campbell, who serves as a producer on the remake, announced via Twitter this evening:
“The world cannot wait. The Evil Dead remake launches one week earlier! 4/5/13. You demanded it – you got it!”
The film was originally slated to bow April 12th.
Directed by Fede Alvarez, Evil Dead concerns five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.