Filmmaker Sam Raimi to remake ‘The Evil Dead’

Updated: Jul 13, 2011, 08:59 AM IST

London: Sam Raimi is going to remake horror movie ‘The Evil Dead,’ his first big directorial hit.

The ‘Spider-Man’ director rose to fame with the horror film in 1981 which unfolds the story of a group of friends who head to a forest cabin and unleash a group of evil demons, reports contactmusic.com.

Bruce Campbell, who played lead character Ash Williams in the original movie and its follow ups ‘Evil Dead II’ and ‘Army of Darkness,’ confirmed the news via micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.(sic)" Campbell posted.

Raimi is now heading to Detroit, US, to begin work on the project, which will have a small budget and a similar feel to the original movie.

‘Evil Dead’ has made approximately USD 29 million since its release, with funds of just USD 400,000.

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