'The Evil Dead' Reboot Gets Director Federico Alvarez

Sam Raimi will produce this low-budget return to his infamous franchise, helping to cast before embarking on 'Oz: Th Great and Powerful'.

Federico Alvarez to direct The Evil Dead reboot
Federico Alvarez to direct The Evil Dead reboot
Evil Dead IV, which may simply be titled The Evil Dead, is a reboot/quasi-remake that has been gestating in the bowels of Hades since at least 2004. It seems that producer Sam Raimi, who wrote and directed the first three films in the franchise, is moving forward with this low-budget horror splatstick endeavor, and he has hired director Federico Alvarez to take the reigns.

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.


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Comments (18)

  1. skywise

    Nono no no nonono! I know the originals are old and cheese-tastic but damnit they were some of my favorite films when i was in Jr High! I watched the repeatedly (along with George Romero's original 3).

    I have a bad feeling about this. Like
    @dan1 said, the cheesiness is what made these movies classics. Now i like Ghost House Pictures but they have some pretty bad stuff out. I dont know what to think. I guess i will give it time and see.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. SomethingMore

    Good and considering new age...It will be interesting to see how they made this movie!

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  3. SomethingMore

    Good and considering new age...It will be interesting to see how they made this movie

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  4. Dan

    @thedude-abides Yeah, but the cheesiness of the original movies were part of the fun :P. I loved those movies, all 3 of them.

    If Bruce comes onboard with this one, I'll put my support behind it. If not, eh....

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. RojoDiablo

    I just wish Bruce was back for this!

    3 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  6. Jakn

    Ummmmm....................not sure.

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  7. CUPID

    Another REBOOT!! awesome.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  8. thedude-abides

    The effects are so bad in the first one, I wouldn't be totally against seeing a remake. However, I do believe that's what gives the original part of its cult epicness, and whatever kind of film they make probably won't touch the original.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  9. The Boondock Saint

    holy sh*t! the guy who did panic attack? that video is f*cking incredible. cant wait now!....when we getting our panic attack movie? O_o

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  10. Jay.A.Ottley

    Why not just simply for crying Pete f*cking sake, just make a Evil Dead IV entitled 'Evil Dead 4: Hail To The King'

    I've already devised a treatment continuing where Evil Dead 3 left off

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  11. Salem6777

    this will be a epic fail!

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    Evil Dead Reboot .....WHY!!??!? Does Sam need the paycheck!??!?!? Lame!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. Cripple

    Well, at first this news pissed me off seeing as Evil Dead is one of my favorite movies of all time, but since Raimi is involved, I am interested to see what happens.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  14. JonSpidey07

    no reboot PLEASE!

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  15. MCPeterman

    As long as Raimi is involved it should be ok...

    3 years agoby @mcpetermanFlag

  16. klanibal

    Evil Dead is my favorite Horror movie.

    3 years agoby @klanibalFlag

  17. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    Love the 1st evil dead. And kinda like the idea of them doin another, but if its not low budget effects and no bruce campbell than i have a bad feelin bout it

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  18. MCPeterman

    Can't Wait!!!

    3 years agoby @mcpetermanFlag