Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that they are bringing the remake of Evil Dead to Blu-ray this summer. The film is being directed by Fede Alvarez, who wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. The film mark the Alvarez’s feature debut. Diablo Cody did revisions on the draft. Evil Dead will be available online and in stores beginning on July 16th.
In this retelling, Jane Levy who plays Mia, a young woman trying to kick a drug addiction. Jessica Lucas will play the best friend of Levy, who is also a nurse. Levy and five friends hole up at a remote cabin where they discover the Book of the Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. A demonic force is unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival. Though the plot is similar to the original, the idea is a new take, this time without the character of Ash, played by Bruce Campbell in the original film. Campbell produced the film with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.
The original Evil Dead was released on April 15, 1983. The film grossed $2.4 million dollars and spawned two sequels. The remake was released in April of this year and has grossed over $81 million in worldwide box office.
The Blu-ray includes several special features, including: a commentary featuring stars Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, director Fede Alvarez and writer Rodo Sayagues; Making Life Difficult – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film featurette; Being Mia – The Physical and Psychological Transformation into Evil Mia featurette; Directing The Dead – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic featurette; Unleashing The Evil Force – Exploring the origins and design of the new Book of the Dead featurette; and Evil Dead the Reboot – Cast Rehearsal, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more featurette.