The latest installment in The Evil Dead franchise is bringing in young bodies for the mayhem to come.
Three up-and-coming stars have signed on for Evil Dead Rise, the New Line Cinema film written and directed by Lee Cronin, as reported by comingsoon.net. Check out the Twitter photos on this page for a peek at the new cast members.
Your new horror heroes. https://t.co/85LUah18cB
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) June 16, 2021
These new “horror heroes” include Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence), Morgan Davies (Terra Nova) and Nell Fisher (Northspur). This trio will join Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan in the horror entry.
The film’s storyline–which will adhere more closely to the original horror trilogy rather than the 2013 reboot–will be set in the city (not the usual woodland cabin) and will follow two estranged sisters (Sutherland and Sullivan) “whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-eating demons, thrusting them into a battle for survival.” The roles for the new actors have not yet been revealed, but it is believed they also will play siblings.
Cronin shared his vision for this movie, saying he wanted to be sure “it has twists and turns and that it’s visceral and engaging. I wanted to create a roller coaster of terror. It has to be a horror experience.”
Evil Dead Rise–which started shooting in New Zealand earlier this month–will bypass theaters and debut on HBO Max on a yet-to-be-announced date.
The franchise began back in 1981 with Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead, and continued with 1987’s Evil Dead II and 1993’s Army of Darkness. The films have also given birth to the Ash vs. Evil Dead TV series, various comic books, video games and a stage musical.
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