Evil Dead Rise, the Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell produced sequel to the 1981 horror-classic has found a home at HBO Max.
Directed by The Hole in the Ground’s Lee Cronin, executive producer Bruce Campbell had already revealed that shooting was set to get underway in New Zealand sometime later this year, and that his iconic role of Ash would make way for a female protagonist in Evil Dead Rises, but now we have a few more details on where and to whom the Necronomicon will be unleashing hell.
Reuniting Raimi and Campbell with New Line Cinema, as well as producer on the original video-nasty Robert Tapert, it has been revealed that Evil Dead Rises will relocate the horror from the woods to the big city. Alyssa Sutherland (The Mist) and Lily Sullivan (Picnic at Hanging Rock) star as two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
Raimi said that he was “thrilled to bring Evil Dead back to its original home at New Line 40 years after the release of the first film” and that he was “equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise.” Campbell added that he “can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition.”
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Source – The Wrap