Evil Dead Reboot Plot Details Revealed?
Even with Sam Raimi serving as a producer on the project, I'm having a hard time getting behind the reboot of The Evil Dead. Being scripted by Diablo Cody (a choice that I still can't understand) and set to be directed by newcomer Fede Alvarez, the new project won't include Ash, the most iconic character from the original trilogy, which means there's a chance it won't be any different than your run-of-the-mill cabin in the woods movie. But if that isn't enough to dishearten you, just wait until you hear about the plot details uncovered by Bloody Disgusting.
According to the horror site, the movie will keep elements like the Book of the Dead (aka the Necronomicon) as well as the deadites, but the big change comes in how and why the group goes to the cabin in the first place. The unnamed sources say that the protagonist will be a young man who brings his younger sister out to the woods in an attempt to break her drug addictions. The problem is that without the drugs she begins to experience withdrawal symptoms that hide the fact that she is actually possessed. Furthermore, the curse of the Necronomicon is released not when the group finds and plays a recording, but rather when one of the friends finds the book and reads the scripture aloud. As Bloody Disgusting points out, it's a leap of faith that one of the kids in the cabin would be able to read the text.
I'm not sure how reliable the source of this information is, but I'm really hoping this turns out not to be true. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a bunch of kids going into the woods for some R&R and they should keep it that way.
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