There is no denying the cult following Sam Raimi’s 1981 Evil Dead has, so naturally when there was the initial report that a remake was in process many fans voiced their opposition (and rightfully so I will add). We have seen plenty of remakes that had good intentions turn out unsatisfying to say the least such as Rob Zombie’s Halloween or Samuel Bayer’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. Anyway, Raimi’s classic is another one of those examples that leaves people asking: Did it really need to be re-done?
This question aside, Fede Alvarez has remade Evil Dead and it is scheduled for a release in April of 2013. Now the most notable difference in Alvarez’s take on the story is a female lead of Mia played by Jane Levy. Mia is battling to sober up so her brother and her friends accompany her to an old isolated cabin where one of them finds the “Book of the Dead” and all hell breaks loose. That said, as of right now it a little difficult to see much else of the changes but here is the trailer and some stills (warning the trailer is quite graphic – and yeah the tree scene to be still included which is scary).
Chitwood, Adam. “Incredibly Bloody First Red Band Trailer for EVIL DEAD Remake Starring Jane Levy.” Collider.com. Date Posted: October 24, 2012