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Evil Dead Rise to have a female lead trying to rescue her family, says Bruce Campbell

October 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

The legend that is Bruce Campbell has dropped some new details about the next Evil Dead movie which, sadly, he won’t be in.

The next movie, the fifth in the franchise, will be called Evil Dead Rise will be directed by The Hole in the Ground’s Lee Cronin and will be a whole new scenario, placing the action in a city or skyrise building.

“I’m confident I’m going to do something that’s both familiar and refreshing. I’m gonna deliver a rollercoaster of horror,” Cronin said in a new interview, “That’s what the goal is here. Relentless. Not stopping to explain too much. It needs to be extremely visceral, highly entertaining, properly scary. To push boundaries, that’s important as well.”

Former star and now producer Campbell has also revealed that, like Fede Alvarez’s superb remake in 2013, this new movie will have a lady kicking deadite ass.

“What we’re doing now is we’re saying, ‘Look, this is another Evil Dead movie and that book gets around, a lot of people run into it and it’s another story.’ The main key with Evil Dead is they’re just regular people who are battling what seems to be a very unstoppable evil, and so that’s where the horror comes from,” Campbell said, “It’s not someone who’s skilled. They’re not fighting a soldier. They’re not fighting a scientist. They’re not fighting anybody more than your average neighbor. This one is going to be a similar thing.

“We’re going to have a heroine, a woman in charge, and she’s going to try and save her family,” he adds.

“We have a script written and a director picked,” Campbell goes on, “And it’s got a very good modern tale. It’s a modern-day urban Evil Dead. And we’re hoping to do that next year.”

Of course, the Evil Dead franchise has its fair share of kickass ladies with Jane Levy playing Mia in the remake and Dana DeLorenzo’s totally badass Kelly being the leader of the gang in Ash Vs Evil Dead, despite Campbell’s Ash Williams getting top billing and that’s not even mentioning Ash’s daughter, Brandy (Arielle Carver-O’Neill), so there’s plenty of room for cool development of these ladies, however, the girl trying to save her family would firmly suggest to me that this will be a new face with a new start in the story.

So, what do you all say? Are  you excited for a new Evil Dead with a – likely – whole new beginning? Let me know, gang…

Source: The Boo Crew and AL

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….