One project still dividing horror fans the world over is the upcoming Evil Dead reboot.
I have listened to both sides of the argument. Those in the “Leave it well alone” camp and the “Give it a chance” camp have been very vocal and I am now watching with mild apprehension as the news keeps on coming.
On the subject of news, Bloody-Disgusting have today revealed the first piece of casting information for Fede Alvarez’s film.
According to BD, Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Priest, Mirror Mirror) is currently engaged in final negotiations to play the role of Mia in the movie.
Who is Mia? Read on…
The extended plot details are as follows,
Mia and David, estranged siblings who have recently lost their mother (Mia’s taking it the hardest being that she’s the one who spent most days at the hospital watching her mother deteriorate), have reunited, along with some old friends and David’s fiancee, for an intervention at THAT old cabin. It’s here that the near rehabilitated Miawill also toss the last of her drugs down the well and finally go cold turkey.
A big storm sets in. Everyone heads to the cabin. The book of the dead is found, and arrogant Eric (one of the friends along for the trip) takes the most interest in transcribing passages from it.
Meanwhile Mia struggles with her newly sober self — BIG TIME. She was going slightly loopy anyway from a recent overdose (one in which she technically died from but was brought back) so no surprise that Mia is the first and worst to go bananas. And no surprise either that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!
Convinced this is just a crazy druggo coming to grips with her new reality, the gang insist Mia stay put. As far as they’re concerned, she’ll do anything to get out of the cabin and back to the comfort of a bar.
The stuff Mia starts seeing (she sees in the mirror a bloody face with a cracked skull sticking out) and doing (vomiting blood and bile at her friends; getting trigger-happy with a rifle) is alarming; but again, David and company say she’s not leaving until she’s gone cold turkey. Bad idea obviously — the more time in the cabin, the further the demon that lives there can climb inside her body and take it over.
Covered in burns and blisters, and with bloodshot eyes, and complete with a new macabre grin, Mia goes all Jack Torrance on her mates. Even after she’s injected with tranquilizers, the wild young woman is still a menace. They have no choice but to lock her in… well, Evil Dead fans will know what that’s about.
The Evil Dead will be in cinemas on April 12th, 2013. Filming commences in March in New Zealand with Fede Alvarez directing. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are set to produce. Script revisions were handled by Juno and Jennifer’s Body scribe Diablo Cody.