Diablo Cody and THE EVIL DEAD go together like strippers and juice bars, I don’t dig the combo, I am not sure I would dig any combo outside of Raimi and Spiegel actually. I dig her and her writing though, I think she’s crazy talented, but THE EVIL DEAD is fucking holy ground, I know Raimi and Campbell are producing but this is another project that leaves me wondering why? However… her quotes here give me hope that this could work.
Collider hooked up with Cody and she dropped yakety-yak on the subject:
“I was so excited to do it,” she says. “I wouldn’t have even gotten involved if Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell hadn’t been involved as well. They’re producing it, and so of course I was like, ‘Alright I have to do this’ because I’m such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact.”
“I was nervous to take the job,” she continues, “because I thought ‘Ugh, I’m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I’m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music’, and it’s like, ‘no, look I understand what this is!’ I’m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original. The director’s draft was really scary,” she says, “so I tried to stay away from some of the big horror set pieces. I didn’t wanna mess with his vision, because he’s the one who ultimately has to shoot it. That being said, there is a moment… I mean it’s unbelievably violent!”
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