Not the biggest fan of remaking “The Evil Dead” (why not just do a sequel?), but eh, whatever, it’s Sam Raimi’s movie, if he wants to soil it so he can make a couple of extra bucks, it’s not my place to tell him he can’t do it.
So, the latest big news from the “Evil Dead” remake front is that the film’s director Federico Alvarez has confirmed that Bruce Campbell will indeed have a role in the remake — albeit as a cameo “towards the end of the film”.
The director tells something called El Pais (via CBM):
As fans of the original we know [that] we are going to offend those who are also fans and [it] will bother you, but we can not make a movie just for them… we have a pretty decent [script] that give’s realism to the dialogue, in our case [having Diablo Cody do a rewrite] was essential to that.
The only recognizable face is that of Bruce Campbell, but it will be in a cameo towards the end of the film. Another thing that will change [is] the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends alone in a cabin who are beleaguered by demons.
So there you have it. The Bruce Campbell cameo is guaranteed.
And because they want to make the film’s dialogue as “real” as possible, they’ve hired Diablo Cody to rewrite Alvarez’s script, because nothing screams “realism” than a line of dialogue from the computer of, er, Diablo Cody, the woman who wrote “Juno” and “Jennifer’s Body”. Um.