Out doing promotion for “The Possession”, filmmaker Sam Raimi says the Fede Alvarez-directed upcoming remake of “The Evil Dead” will be as gruesome (if not more so) than the original.
Raimi tells Collider that “it’s really bloody. it’s so bloody, it will make your head spin. I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it. it’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop. Definitely R [rated]. Maybe worse.”
Raimi admits there are “a lot of ways to improve” the original ‘Dead’ and the remake has been a blast for him – “It has turned out to be a tremendous amount of fun because it’s like an old melody that you write and you’ve brought in this really great, cool, young, hip jazz musician, and he’s riffing on it and showing you places it could go that you never dreamed. it’s very exciting for me.”
Finally he also says David Lindsay-Abaire is scheduled to deliver a new draft for the “Poltergeist” remake in early October.