Says it won’t have her dialogue style
Cody was brought onto the Sam Raimi production to do a rewrite of the script by director Fede Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues. In an interview with Collider, she states on a few occasions that the film will not carry the type of dialogue she is known for.
“I was nervous to take the job because I thought, Ugh, Iâ€™m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think Iâ€™m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and itâ€™s like â€œNo, look I understand what this is. Iâ€™m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original,” she said.
Cody added, “Because the directorâ€™s draft was really scary, I tried to stay away from some of the big horror set pieces. I didnâ€™t wanna mess with his vision, because heâ€™s the one who ultimately has to shoot it. That being said, there is a moment near the â€” I mean itâ€™s unbelievably violent (laughs). Occasionally I threw in a wound here or there. I didnâ€™t write anything extravagant.”
The Evil Dead is currently in pre-production for Lionsgate.