Though Comic-Con 2012 doesn’t officially begin until tonight, plenty of posters, banners, props, etc. are already blanketing downtown San Diego. We’ve already shared a bunch of random images from around the city, a vehicle from Elysium, and a bevy of images of all the Batmobiles from movies past and present. Steve recently ran down to the convention center itself and snapped some pictures of some really cool poster banners that are hanging up. Included after the jump is our first look at the Evil Dead remake (produced by Sam Raimi), the Carrie remake starring Chloe Moretz, and posters for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland (not without a sense of humor), Rian Johnson’s Looper, and Elysium, as well as a viral teaser poster for the Robocop remake.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and be sure to keep an eye on Collider over the next few days for our full coverage from Comic-Con. [Disclaimer: Sony has informed us that the Omnicorp Robocop artwork is not official]
It’s hard to think about fall when we’re currently right in the middle of an unbearably hot summer, but a really neat tribute to one of the most enjoyable horror franchises of all time has landed online to get us looking forward to Halloween. Writer/director Sam Raimi burst onto the scene in 1981 with a strange little horror film called The Evil Dead. Made on a shoestring budget, the film was a fantastic mix of humor, gore and scares and quickly built up a cult following. The pic was followed by two stellar sequels: Evil Dead 2 and the medieval-set Army of Darkness.
A ridiculously talented artist named Daniel Kanemoto was inspired by the Olly Moss Mondo print for The Evil Dead to create an animated video tribute to all three films, and it’s a wonderfully gorgeous and fun ride through the Evil Dead universe. Director Fede Alvarez is currently shooting a remake of the original film (with Raimi’s involvement), but hit the jump to check out the tribute and marvel at Raimi’s one-of-a-kind series.
Filming has begun on Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s classic 1981 horror film The Evil Dead. Raimi is producing alongside original co-producer Rob Tapert and franchise star Bruce Campbell. Alvarez co-wrote the screenplay with Rodo Savagues with Diablo Cody also doing some work on the script, which she calls “unbelievably violent.“ The remake will keep the “five co-eds head to a cabin in the woods, and bad things happen” of the original, but since Raimi’s The Evil Dead was one of the forefathers of the genre, it’s immune from the scathing satire of The Cabin in the Woods. The remake stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia, and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie. Like the original, the characters stumble upon the Book of the Dead, read from it, and are possessed until only one is remaining.
Hit the jump for the press release. The Evil Dead is slated for April 12, 2013.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you today. First up, director Fede Alvarez continues to fill out the cast for his reboot of The Evil Dead. Suburgatory star Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) are set as the leads, and now Heat Vision reports that Melrose Place actress Jessica Lucas and relative newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore are joining the cast. Lucas is in talks to play the best friend of Levy’s character, who is going through drug withdrawal. Lucas’ character happens to be a nurse, so her expertise comes in handy (convenient!). Blackmore will play the fiancée of Fernandez’s character and a newcomer to the group of five friends who hole up in a cabin in the woods. Given that Fernandez and Levy are the leads, I’m going to bet sight-unseen that Blackmore the first to die. Lou Taylor Pucci is also set to star, with production due to get underway next month in New Zealand.
Hit the jump for casting news concerning the indie thriller Hours.
There has been a bit of revolving casting going on with The Evil Dead remake as Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) was set to star and then left the project. But it looks like the leads are set now with Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) in place. Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) is now in talks to join the project, a reimagining of Sam Raimi’s 1981 original that follows a group of teens who unleash a horde of demons through their discovery of the Book of the Dead. Pucci is expected to play Eric, an overly curious intellectual type who stirs up most of the trouble. Hit the jump for more on The Evil Dead, as well as a casting addition to Django Unchained.
Well that was fast. Just yesterday we reported that Shiloh Fernandez had landed the male lead in Fede Alvarez’s The Evil Dead remake, and now Alvarez and Co. have found their female lead. Lily Collins was set to star in the horror update but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, and now Deadline reports that Jane Levy has been set as her replacement. Levy will star as the film’s lead, Mia, a young girl recovering from a recent overdose and “one of five young people who head to the remote cabin where evil awaits.”
While I didn’t have strong feelings about Collins’ casting one way or the other, I’m quite happy with Levy. She currently stars in ABC’s promising comedy Suburgatory and packs a great deal of charm and wit. The female lead in Evil Dead was sought after by a number of young actresses, so this is a major get for Levy. She also stars in The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz’s feature debut comedy Fun Size. The Evil Dead is set for release on April 12th, 2013.
While The Evil Dead remake recently lost its star as Lily Collins was forced to drop out due to scheduling issues, director Fede Alvarez has settled on his male lead. Variety reports that Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) is set to star in the pic, which is an update of the 1981 horror film which centered on a group of teens holed up in a remote cabin who discover the Book of the Dead. The remake will maintain the same central plot device of the original, but Bruce Campbell’s character of Ash will not appear. The project is in good hands, as Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert are all onboard as producers. Now Alvarez and Co. will move on to casting the female lead of the project.
In addition to The Evil Dead, Variety also reports that Fernandez has landed the starring role in Deep Powder. Mo Ogrodnik (Uptown Girls) is set to direct, but plot details are being kept firmly under wraps (though I’m assuming it’s not the long-awaited sequel to 1995′s Powder). He’s set to shoot Deep Powder later this month before moving on to The Evil Dead later this year. The Evil Dead opens April 12th, 2013.
Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s The Evil Dead has lost its star. While things looked to be moving quickly, Variety’s Jeff Sneider now reports that Lily Collins has had to withdraw from the project due to scheduling issues. The only other project on her slate (that we know of) is the adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, so it’s possible that the shooting schedule for that film is the culprit. Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell are all producing the update based on Raimi’s 1981 horror film, and they hand-selected Alvarez to direct. Plot details are still scarce at this point, but Diablo Cody (who did some rewrite work on the script) described the project as “unbelievably violent.”
The lead in the remake will undoubtedly be a coveted role, so it’ll be interesting to see who steps in to replace Collins. The Abduction actress will next be seen in Tarsem Singh’s Snow White pic Mirror Mirror. The Evil Dead is slated for April 12th, 2013.
Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s The Evil Dead has landed its first piece of major casting with Lily Collins (The Blind Side) in final negotiations to play the role of “Mia”. Like the original, the new version centers on five friends who go to a remote cabin and unleash dark forces when they read from the Necronomicon. From there, the evil starts possessing each member of the group until only one remains and must fight for survival. Per Bloody Disgusting, Mia is headed to the cabin to detox after a recent overdose. Struggling with her new-found sobriety, “she begins acting insane, so it comes as no surprise that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!” Co-writer Diablo Cody has said the script is unbelievable violent, and BD says there’s also a drug subplot.
Collins had a rough 2011 with both Priest and Abduction receiving critical scorn and flopping at the box office. Her 2012 may not get much easier as she’s starring as Snow White in Tarsem Singh’s rushed and atrocious-looking Mirror, Mirror. The young actress is also attached to star in the indie comedy The English Teacher and the adaptation of the young adult novel The Mortal Instruments. The Evil Dead is due out April 12, 2013.
Now playing in limited release is director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) great new movie, Young Adult. Written by Diablo Cody (Juno), the film centers on an alcoholic young adult novelist (Charlize Theron) who ventures back to her hometown in order to pursue her now-married high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson). Patton Oswalt co-stars as Theron’s former classmate. While Young Adult could have easily taken the familiar steps of “bad person goes home and turns everything around”, I’m happy to report Reitman and Cody have crafted a unique movie that should not be missed. It’s definitely one of my favorites of the year and I’m pretty sure Theron is going to get a nomination for her portrayal of Mavis Gary. Watch the trailer here and some clips here.
Anyway, I recently got to speak with Cody in New York City. During the interview she talked about the way she writes, how the idea for Young Adult came about, her karaoke song, what she’s learned about Hollywood over the past few years, and her relationship with Jason Reitman. In addition, with Cody having worked on the remake of Evil Dead, she talked about what her work on the project entailed and calls the script “unbelievably violent.” Finally, I got an update on her directorial debut and a script that’s so autobiographical and personal that she wants to wait ten years before it’s produced. Hit the jump to read or watch the interview.
Sony Pictures has set the remake of Sam Raimi‘s 1981 horror film Evil Dead (or “The Evil Dead” if you want to be OCD about it) for April 12, 2013. The original movie centered on five twenty-somethings who headed up to stay in a cabin in the woods (the worst place anyone on Earth can ever be) only to be met with the horrors wrought forth from the Necronomicon (the Book of the Dead). The movie spawned the sequels Evil Dead II (considered to be the best in the franchise) and the goofy horror-action film Army of Darkness, all starring groovy chainsaw-wielding protagonist Ash (Bruce Campbell). Newcomer Fede Alvarez was brought on board to direct the remake after Raimi and producing partner Rob Tapert were impressed by his short film “Panic Attack”. Diablo Cody was then hired to revise Alvarez’ original script. Last month, Cody told Steve that the remake would be “unbelievably violent“.
No other movie is currently slated to open on April 12, 2013 [Box Office Mojo]
The Evil Dead remake is coming closer to a reality, as Sony Pictures is now set to distribute the pic. The original film’s director Sam Raimi is spearheading the update as a producer alongside Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert. Uruguay-native Fede Alvarez wrote and will direct the project, and Diablo Cody recently came aboard to do some script revisions. As she clarified to Steve, her work was far from an overhaul as she focused mainly on dialogue and character. Furthermore, if fans were worried the pic would be a watered-down version of the original Cody assured Steve that the script is “unbelievably violent”. Hit the jump for more.
A remake of the 1981 horror classic The Evil Dead is in the works over at Sam Raimi‘s Ghost House Pictures. This news met a mostly wary reception from fans, but the project has a few points in its favor. Raimi and Bruce Campbell—the director and star of Evil Dead—are on board along with original producer Rob Tapert. Raimi handed off the project to newcomer Fede Alvarez, probably the smart move to introduce a fresh voice to the material. Additionally, Diablo Cody (Juno) was brought on to revise Alvarez’s script, which bodes well for a crackling script.
Ghost House unveiled the logo for The Evil Dead at AFM today. Rather, the logo for Evil Dead, no “the”. The initial announcement referred to the project with the full The Evil Dead—I am curious to see if the “the” is gone forever. (This is the minutia that interests me.) Hit the jump for the official synopsis and to see the logo in high resolution.
It’s official: The Evil Dead remake is alive and well. Ghost House Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are onboard to remake the horror classic. Following Campbell’s enthusiastic confirmation of the remake yesterday, we reported that Uraguay-native Fede Alvarez would be helming the film, and today’s press release confirms the director’s involvement. Apparently Raimi and Tapert were so impressed with Alvarez’s short film Panic Attack that they signed him to a blind deal, and shortly thereafter attached him to write and direct the Evil Dead remake. Hit the jump for more details, as well as the full press release.
Artist David O’Daniel has recently created some stunning, limited edition posters for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, The Evil Dead, Psycho, Robocop, and The Terminator. The hand-made silkscreen posters were created for the Castro Theater in San Francisco. All of the posters are $35 plus shipping ($9 for US, $15 for international). Hit the jump to check them all out.