Anyone who knows me knows I love the Evil Dead trilogy. They would also know I have a slight man-crush on Bruce Campbell.
Another story for another time.
Anyway, while Bruce was doing an interview discussing Burn Notice, the conversation turned to the remake of the original Evil Dead, currently in pre-production. He said:
““We are going to remake it. The first one. And people are a little iffy about that [but] we wanted to remake a movie with better effects and we’re better at telling stories now… There’s no ‘Ash’ character and that pisses people off [but] we didn’t want to have the direct comparison. I wouldn’t want to put an actor in that position.“
As sad as I am that Ash won’t be appearing in the new film, I understand why.
My wife and I saw a production of Evil Dead: The Musical, and all I could think was, This guy sucks as Ash. Bruce should slap him. I can’t imagine someone having to try to live up to the reputation of the original Ash on a local stage, let alone in a major movie.
The Evil Dead will be written by Diablo Cody and directed by Fede Alvarez. It will be released, well, at some point in time.
Source: TV Guide