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'Evil Dead' remake will be "grounded in reality," says writer

It’s not easy to get behind an Ash-less Evil Dead, but it’s possible. An Ash-less Evil Dead written by Diablo Cody though? I just don’t know. To be fair, the Juno writer has been hired only to rewrite Director Fede Alvarez’s script, and is thankfully not going into this project without set boundaries. According to Reelz, Cody has been instructed to keep the remake “grounded in reality,” and promised not to tart up what was once a cult classic with folk music or Jennifer’s Body-style ridiculousness. 

“It was really important again to the filmmakers that it remain totally grounded in reality and timeless,” said Cody. “They weren’t trying to make some hip trendy horror movie full of pop culture references. I really hope people don’t think that that’s what I was hired to do. I came in and worked on characters and relationships, things like that.”

Cody has also stated that The Evil Dead remake will be “unbelievably violent.” That would be reassuring to hear, if it was from any writer other than Diablo Cody, who is rumored to be writing a screen adaptation for the Sweet Valley High books. 

With every new development and announcement, The Evil Dead is starting to sound more and more like an elaborate prank on the original’s fan base. Although I sincerely wish those running  this project would show some mercy, I have to admit I’m interested to see what the next horrible decision will be.

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