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We have a new film in the Evil Dead franchise headed our way from producers Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, the film is set to be helmed by Lee Cronin.

As previously reported, the new Evil Dead film will center on a new everyday heroic character, to which Campbell added:

“The Evil Dead are going to fuck up a city this time.”

Development is taking a step forward this year with production set to begin in 2021. Campbell said:

“Planning to shoot the next Evil Dead movie in New Zealand later this year. [It’s] set in a modern-day urban setting. It’s out of the woods.”

Campbell also has revealed previously that the films story will center around a woman heroine and had this to say about how the creators are approaching the film and the protagonists motivation, stating:

“Rebooting can be very confusing and frustrating and not always successful. Reboot, sequel, remake; we have all these crazy terms. What we’re doing now is we’re saying, ‘Look, this is another Evil Dead movie and that book gets around, a lot of people run into it and it’s another story.’ The main key with Evil Dead is they’re just regular people who are battling what seems to be a very unstoppable evil, and so that’s where the horror comes from. It’s not someone who’s skilled. They’re not fighting a soldier. They’re not fighting a scientist. They’re not fighting anybody more than your average neighbor. This one is going to be a similar thing. We’re going to have a heroine, a woman in charge, and she’s going to try and save her family.

The director of the film also talked about the movie and the key to making it work, saying:

“For me, the key thing I kept reminding myself of, when you’re in the trenches and you’re developing something, was to make sure it’s a roller coaster. To make sure that it has twists and turns and that it’s visceral and engaging. To sum all that up, to come back to what I just said, I wanted to create a roller coaster of terror. That was really the key for me. my memories of Evil Dead, when I watched them at a young age, always marveling at ‘how does this even exist?’ It just continues to poke at my brain and refresh every time I watch it. So to boil it down to an even simpler thing was that it’s experiential. It has to be a horror experience. And that’s the key and that’s what I’m trying to achieve with this.”

How do you feel about an Evil Dead film that will not feature the long standing face of the franchise Ash? Let us know in the comments.

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