They’re rising…it won’t be long now.
The latest feature film in the Evil Dead franchise–Evil Dead Rise–is heading ever closer to its HBO Max debut later this year. And a Twitter post from director Lee Cronin this week confirmed that the film is “picture locked”. Check out the tweet–courtesy of screenrant.com–on this page.
Picture lock on #EvilDeadRise. One step closer to unleashing this beast into the world. 6 months editing have gone into this timeline. Onto music composition and sound design we go… pic.twitter.com/oq9Fn0LlRT
— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin) March 10, 2022
Cronin wrote that he is “one step closer to unleashing this beast into the world. Six month of editing have gone into this timeline. Onto music composition and sound design we go.”
The New Line Cinema and HBO Max feature–written and directed by Cronin–stars Mia Challis, Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies and Nell Fisher.
The storyline follows a woman named Beth who pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is living in Los Angeles with her three children. During that visit, they discover a “mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building,” according to the logline.
And this discovery “gives rise to flesh-possessing demons” and thrusts Beth into a “primal battle for survival, as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.”
Bruce Campbell–famed for his Ash Williams role in this series–will not be in front of the cameras this time, but will serve as executive producer. Campbell said this film is “dark–this one’s pretty serious. It has good, strong performances.”
This horror franchise began with Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead back in 1981, and continued with Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1993). The movies also gave birth to the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, comic books, video games and even a stage musical.
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