Okay, okay. So we don’t actually know if the Evil Dead remake is going to be any good. Remember the Prometheus trailer? That thing is a work of art where as the movie itself…well, it was a work of fart. A true work of fart. As huge Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell fans, we were more than a little leery of an Evil Dead remake, but today’s new (incredibly gory) red band trailer fills us with glee. And by “glee,” we mean “some kind of gross black ooze that slides out of our mouth like a waking nightmare.”
And that ooze got us thinking. From Total Recall to Dredd, there were so many mediocre remakes last year (see also: every movie coming out in the next three years), it’s hard to remember that a lot of remakes are actually really, really good. Don’t believe us? Oh, you silly minxes. Just check out our 10 Best Remakes and know how wrong you are.
Horror movie remakes? Yawn. Horror movies remade with gender reversals? That sounds a little more interesting. Horror movie remakes with gender reversals starring a genuine up-and-coming talent with a script revised by a lady who knows how not to write smart girl roles? Yes, please! That’s why we’re intrigued by the report from Bloody-Disgusting.com that Lily Collins is in talks to star in the new Evil Dead movie, in the role that’s kind of based on the character Ash originated by Bruce Campbell in the Sam Raimi flicks.
And yeah, that’s the very same Evil Dead, due out in April 2013, whose script was recently revised by Diablo Cody. According to Bloody Disgusting, Lily would play Mia, a girl who’s staying in a remote cabin with friends who are helping her detox after a recent drug overdose. “She begins acting insane, so it comes as no surprise that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!” B-D reports. What’s actually happening, of course, is that a demonic force has been unleashed from a Book of the Dead in the house. Oops!
We like the idea of how diverse Lily’s career is looking so far. From Abduction to Mirror, Mirror to The Mortal Instruments to Evil Dead. We’re just crossing our fingers that filming for this one doesn’t interfere with the first TMI movie, City of Bones, which should begin sometime later this year.