Scripts: Evil Dead 2, Clerks 3, Cold, Monster

Evil Dead 2
The remake of “Evil Dead” isn’t in cinemas yet, but director Fede Alvarez has confirmed that work has begun on the script for a sequel to said remake.

The film premiered last night at SXSW to a rousing reception, with Sony obviously confident enough to proceed. [Source: STYD]

Clerks III
Filmmaker Kevin Smith has revealed that he has begun work on the script for his final film – “Clerks III”.

The date has significance, exactly 20 years ago was the day he started production on the original “Clerks”. [Source: Facebook]

So Cold the River
“The Place Beyond the Pines” scribe Ben Coccio has been hired to pen the adaptation of Michael Koryta’s 2010 novel “So Cold the River” at New Regency. Kevin Misher and Scott Silver will produce.

The story follows a documentary filmmaker hired by a woman for a project about her elderly billionaire father-in-law. Once the director arrives in the small Indiana town, he becomes plagued with haunting visions. [Source: Heat Vision]

Monster X
Benderspink has optioned the horror ensemble screenplay “Monster X” which Ahmet Zappa co-wrote with an unnamed writer. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, and Jake Weiner will produce.

The story features classic creatures such as Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, Mr. Hyde, and seven others who join forces to take on a massive threat to humanity. [Source: THR]