‘Evil Dead Rise’ confirmed with Sam Raimi for New Line; Alyssa Sutherland & Lily Sullivan set to star.
New Line has officially announced the the next Evil Dead film with Sam Raimi attached. The film will be titled ‘Evil Dead Rise,’ and will be released exclusively on HBO Max. The movie is written and directed by Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground) and it will star Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) and Lily Sullivan (Picnic At Hanging Rock).
The film is referred to as a sequel to the other Evil Dead movies, and it will move the action out of the woods and into the city, “Evil Dead Rise tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sutherland and Sullivan, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.”
This is in line with what producer Bruce Campbell previously teased when he said, “The Evil Dead are going to fuck up a city this time.”
Said Raimi in a statement, “I’m thrilled to bring Evil Dead back to its original home at New Line 40 years after the release of the first film. The company’s history as pioneers of horror speaks for itself. I’m equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise.”
Campbell added, “At its core, Evil Dead is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations. I can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition.”
Said Cronin, “The Evil Dead movies filled my brain with terror and awe when I first saw them at nine years old. I am excited and humbled to be resurrecting the most iconic of evil forces for both the fans and a whole new generation.”
Evil Dead Rise will be filmed in New Zealand, dust off the boom sticks geeks, Evil Dead is on its way!