I need to start by saying I’m sorry to Bruce Campbell and Screen Gems. I thought I’d posted this interview right after NYCC, and it was only this morning that I realized it never went online. While it’s a bit late, I promise you it’s still worth checking out.
When I first heard Screen Gems was remaking Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead, like many of you, I was extremely nervous. But then I found out the original creative team (Raimi, producer Rob Tappert, and star Bruce Campbell) were heavily involved in the remake and they were the ones that picked Fede Alvarez to helm the project. Shortly after the project wrapped, Raimi told us that the remake would definitely be rated R and is “so bloody it will make your head spin.” Needless to say, this calmed my nerves and after Matt said that he loved the NYCC footage and everyone loved the red band trailer, next March can’t come soon enough.
Shortly before the Evil Dead panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Bruce Campbell for an extended video interview. He talked about the fan reaction to the remake, the gore of the film and trying to get an R rating, how he’s seen the cut of the film and it’s 90 minutes, and more. In addition, he talked about the end of Burn Notice and how he’d like to do a spinoff, scripts he’s written, future projects, and the best part of the interview: he showed me a ton of awesome tattoos that fans have sent him. Hit the jump to watch.