“The Evil Dead” enlist Diablo Cody

Written by John Shannon. Posted in News

Published on July 14, 2011 with No Comments

As we reported the other day, Sam Raimi is prepping a remake of his beloved “Evil Dead” with first time director Fede Alvarez at the helm. Now we have further news: Diablo Cody, the screenwriter of Juno and Jennifer’s Body has agreed to rewrite Alvarez’s original draft.

Cody is a divisive figure for pop culture junkies, and fans of the original “Evil Dead” (which is available via Netflix Instant for the curious) will certainly express their skepticism. Personally I find Cody to be a strong writer, and it takes a strong directorial hand to present her work properly. Jason Reitman worked wonders with Juno, while Karyn Kusama botched Jennifer’s Body. I’m certainly intrigued, but Alvarez’s inexperience makes me a tad wary.

We’ll keep you posted as more details become available. In the meantime, here’s Alvarez’s short film that brought him to Raimi in the first place:

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John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at refocusjohn@gmail.com and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon

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