Major Evil Dead update!

Recently we learned that Sony Pictures and Film District will be partnering with Sam Raimi’s and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures to distribute the upcoming Evil Dead remake and now we have some location news.

According to B-D, the Evil Dead remake will be heading out to New Zealand next March to begin filming with Federico Alvarez in the directors chair.

“The story centers on five friends holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead with a demonic force unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival.”

Casting is said to be underway for the friends, “David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia. David is a mechanic and is engaged to Natalie. Mia is the friend who is heading to the cabin to detox; Olivia is her best friend/nurse. Eric, presumably, is the kid who unleashes the demons.”

Even more details for the plot:

“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 his David’s fiancee, for an intervention at THAT old cabin. As reported by Bloody Disgusting this week, It’s here that the near rehabilitated Mia (who has apparently already been cast) will also toss the last of her drugs down the well and finally go cold Turkey.”

By the sounds of things, this could have been an entirely different horror movie altogether, all it needs is a change of title and simply be inspired by The Evil Dead. Unfortunately that’s not the case, the name sells.

And now the big news:

The remake will hit theatres on April 12, 2013 via Sony and Film District.

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