Release Date: April 5, 2013 Studio: Sony Pictures Director: Fede Alvarez Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues, Diablo Cody Starring: Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore Genre: Horror MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language)
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.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are hard at work on a new feature called Spring. Production is underway in Italy with Evil Dead’s Lou Taylor Pucci and actress Nadia Hilker.
Pucci plays a man who opts to leave Southern California for Italy due to some personal troubles. In Italy, he strikes up a relationship with a woman who harbors a dark secret.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have cast Lou Taylor Pucci for their upcoming horror film Spring, reports Variety.
Benson and Moorhead landed on the genre scene this year with the indie (you should be checking out) called Resolution.
Spring is going to be getting a push at the American Film Market over the next week from XYZ Films in anticipation of the film’s shooting start later this month in Italy.
It began with Rob Tapert. The producer of the Evil Dead films hinted at an Army of Darkness 2 back in March when he was asked about the prospect of another entry in the Sam Raimi-directed series. He stated the film – if there ever was another one – would not be Evil Dead 4, but Army of Darkness 2. This set off a firestorm of rumors and hopeful rumblings that we might see Bruce Campbell play Ash one more time.
Later, at WonderCon, Evil Dead remake helmer Fede Alvarez and Campbell teased sequels, Army of Darkness 2 and a cross-over film.
But now, in spite of Campbell being quoted at a convention confirming AoD2 is in the works, now says it’s all bullshit.
“It’s all Internet b.s. – there’s no reality whatsoever. These random comments slip out of my mouth or Sam Raimi’s mouth, next thing you know, we’re making a sequel,” he told our pal Erin Darling at Comikaze in Los Angeles (see the full video inside).
May we – and by that I mean the collective Internet, including Shock – should all just simmer down and not jump on every ounce of Evil Dead-related news until stuff becomes official, eh? ”That’ll teach ya,” as a wise man named Ash once said in a film called Army of Darkness. ”That’ll teach ya.”
Yesterday, news hit – via the co-writer of this year’s Evil Dead remake, Rodo Sayagues – that both he and director Fede Alvarez walked away from the project.
Not so, apparently.
This story has been updated here.
Funny how “film development” plays out in the press. Back in March, Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez told a crowd at SXSW that work had begun on the script for a sequel to the hit remake.
Months later, when Shock caught up to Alvarez at Comic-Con, it didn’t sound like much progress had been made at all.
“When there’s a story to be told, that’s when the sequel is good … We’re just trying to figure out what story we want to tell,” Alvarez said to me, implying a script didn’t exist at all. Now comes word that Alvarez and his Evil Dead co-writer Rodo Sayagues are no longer on board the sequel.
Hoo-boy. The Internet is buzzing this morning because Bruce Campbell confirmed to a convention crowd that Army of Darkness 2 is going to happen.
You may recall, a sequel to the early ’90s cult classic was discussed earlier this year during the press tour for the Evil Dead remake. Then, producer Rob Tapert revealed that there wouldn’t be an “Evil Dead 4″ but an Army of Darkness 2.
Campbell later fanned the flames of this chatter at WonderCon, teasing that there could be not just an AoD2 but a crossover picture that would combine Ash’s journey with Mia’s tale from the Evil Dead remake.
Just how serious is all of this though? Campbell commented on the sequel at Wizard World Nashville.
One of the better horror scores to hit this year is Roque Banos’ score for the Fede Alvarez-directed Evil Dead remake.
Unseen Forces, based out of Portland, Oregon, is bringing the score to vinyl. Read on for the release news.
Unseen Forces is proud to present the complete motion picture soundtrack from Fede Alvarez’s incendiary 2013 reimagining of cult horror masterpiece the EVIL DEAD. Spanish composer Roque Baños dazzles with a crisp modern orchestral score that bows reverently toward such genre classics as Jerry Goldsmith’s The Omen Suite, Anton Webern and Krzysztof Penderecki’s creepy string movements from The Exorcist and Joseph LoDuca’s beautifully understated atmospherics for Sam Raimi’s original creation that launched the grisly Kandarian franchise and revolutionized the contemporary horror film with its startling velocity.