Jessica Lucas Calls Evil Dead Remake "Very Dark and Violent"
08.01.12 by Ryan
Production on director Fede Alvarez's Evil Dead remake officially wrapped last month, and fans of director Sam Raimi's 1981 original and subsequent sequels are anxiously awaiting the results. Despite being a producer on the remake, Raimi admitted to MTV during the San Diego Comic-Con that he too was excited to see the results.
"I just think Fede Alvarez has really made a great horror movie," said Raimi. "It's scary. The actors are great in it. It's really gut-wrenching, real low budget and intense."
Adding to Raimi's "gut-wrenching" assessment is actor Jessica Lucas (CW's Melrose Place, Cloverfield), who will play the best friend to lead Jane Levy (Suburgatory) and told Digital Spy (via Evil Dead News) that the remake is "very dark and violent."
It's going to be crazy, I can tell you that. It's very, very dark. I know the first one was a little bit more tongue-in-cheek, there was some humor in there. Unintentional, but still kind of funny. Ours is very dark and violent.
Lucas admitted that she is "a little bit" nervous about how the fanbase will react to the movie, but then added: "We're trying to do something different. It's not so much a remake or a reboot as it is a continuation of the saga. We're not trying to recreate it."
Raimi and Lucas' comments weren't dissimilar to previous comments from screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), who rewrote Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues' script, and described the remake as "unbelieveably violent" and "really scary" last year.
Like the original, Evil Dead will follow a group of friends who travel to a remote cabin and find the mysterious Book of the Dead, which unleashes evil spirits. Lucas and Levy co-star with Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), who will play Levy's brother; Elizabeth Blackmore (Burning Man), who will play Fernandez's fiancée and Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as the group's "academic" who likely reads the Book of the Dead and dooms the group.