Ready or not, here comes the Year of the Deadite!
Lee Cronin, the writer/director of the highly anticipated Evil Dead Rise, has his nose to the grindstone in post-production of the next installment in the classic horror series. Check out a couple of tweets he sent out to fans, courtesy of JoBlo.com, that tease the progress made so far.
One pic shows the rough timeline of the New Line Cinema film–“New Year, same intense cut,” Cronin tweets–and the other shows what appears to be a bloodstained clock with the message, “Time in the edit suite is going so bloody fast.”
— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin) January 6, 2022
— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin) November 25, 2021
Evil Dead Rise–slated for HBO Max at a yet-to-be-determined date–is helmed by Cronin and 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 raising three children in Los Angeles. The visit is cut short, however, by the discovery of a “mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building,” according to the official synopsis.
And, as luck would have it, 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–who has played the iconic role of Ash Williams in this series for years (but who will not appear in this film)–serves as the executive producer of Evil Dead Rise, and said this movie is “dark–this one’s pretty serious. It has good, strong performances.”
The franchise started with Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead back in 1981, and continued with Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1993). These films also spawned the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, comic books, video games and even a stage musical.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Evil Dead Rise.