Someone talked about EVIL DEAD. But what does it *mean*?

Sean Hunter

by: Sean Hunter
January 24th, 2011

Here's the real reason why Christopher Nolan didn't use The Riddler in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; every producer, director, and actor already does a good job of planting riddles in the press in order to shake things up. It's played out. Yet, here I am writing up yet another article about some dude saying some thing about some stuff. Today that dude is Robert Tapert and he's talking about an EVIL DEAD "reboot" or something. Put on your tights and cape and read on for the quote and help me decode what it means.

Here's what EVIL DEAD producer Robert Tapert said to Freep (via /Film)...

[An Evil Dead reboot is] possible; we’re looking at a script this month… What’s interesting about EVIL DEAD is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.

Fair enough, there's been talk about several EVIL DEAD related cinema projects in the past. There has been talk about a new director taking over the franchise and reinventing it with the guidance of Sam Raimi himself. We've also heard about the possibility of Raimi penning a fourth EVIL DEAD film and getting the team back together for another sequel. Personally, I'm wondering if Tapert was alluding to a 3D re-release. With 3D being in-vogue right, now and a film that is ripe for the 3D-ification, I could see it happening.

There's a lot that this statement could mean, but I wont hold my breath until I see Bruce Campbell's glorious wonder-chin on screen again killing zombies as the iconic Ash.

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