Everything's coming up Cody! It's been long-rumored that The Evil Dead, the cult classic that launched Bruce Cambpell's chin into stratospheric glory, will be remade (and not as a musical). Now it's been made official by a press release from Ghost House Pictures. The Evil Dead will be written and directed by Fede Alvarez, whose most recent project was Panic Attack!, a short film about giant robots that was mentioned on Kanye West's blog and can be seen on YouTube. It will also have draft revisions by "female Kevin Smith" Diablo Cody.

Fans of the original Evil Dead are probably already torn about this — under Sam Raimi's producing, surely the movie won't end up another lame remake like Nightmare on Elm Street or I Spit in Your Grave. But the purists will ask, why remake something that was pretty close to perfection in the first place? What does 2011 have to offer a movie that was so excellent in its low-budget, campy '80s way? The answer is... Diablo Cody.

Before getting up in arms, ask yourself. Did you see Jennifer's Body? Did you hate it? Really? Was it because of the writing, or a grudge you have against Megan Fox? Cody isn't penning the entire script, she's just adding a few bells and whistles. I think this remake will be worth seeing, if only for the inevitable Bruce cameo.

Commentarium (7 Comments)

Jul 14 11 - 12:45pm
winston rumfoord

it's not that diablo cody is overrated, which she is. it's that the dialogue in the original evil dead series walked the very fine line between clever and stupid. cody has no sense of subtlety whatsoever: I shudder to think that bruce campbell will be saying shit like "that's one doodle that can't be undid, home skillet."

no amount of carefully inserted dario argento references means you have the expertise in the horror genre.

Jul 14 11 - 1:00pm
Jeff@DTM

It was because the writing... that movie was awful and it wasn't because of Megan Fox or any of the rest of that crowd. Diablo Cody is a one hit wonder (and even that is arguable because Juno had some real dialog issues as well).

Jul 14 11 - 1:03pm
KingPellinore

Klaatu, Verata, HOMESKILLET!

The Necro is Preggo!

Jul 15 11 - 4:32am
duh

snorted out loud

Jul 14 11 - 4:26pm
rm

True, I was looking forward to Jennifer's Body, & it totally fell on it's`face. Honestly, I thought Megan Fox was better cast than the other girl. She didn't even have to act... it was perfect. But the movie sucked.

Jul 15 11 - 12:01am
SB

Sounds like Diablo Cody and JJ Abrams are bound to make a movie together!

Jul 15 11 - 4:35am
duh

So the Diablo-Cody-Backlash Backlash has begun, eh, Nerve?