Federico Alvarez, called Freddy by his friends and associated, is best known for his 5 minute short Panic Attack!, which features giant robots attacking Montevideo. He will make The Evil Dead for Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Mandate.
Apparently, Sam Raimi is in the Detroit, Michigan area with Federico Alvarez, hoping to cast The Evil Dead before he embarks on his own directorial endeavor Oz: The Great and Powerful. It has been rumored that Ash, an iconic character personified by the great Bruce Campbell, may be cast as a female in this adaptation.
Over the weekend, Bruce Campbell had this to say about the reboot.
"Believe in the remake, dog! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."
Evil Dead was released April 5th, 2013 and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Phoenix Connolly, Jim McLarty, Sian Davis. The film is directed by Fede Alvarez.