This is something of a surprise, as we discover that the lead in the Evil Dead remake is now a woman named Mia, played by Lily Collins, and she’s already being described as the female Ash.
And this time, Mia’s not going to be a hero right off. In fact, Mia is reportedly set to be a drug addict who will be taken out to a cabin in the woods to help her get clean along with some of her friends. And while they’re up there, those darned Kandarian demons will be making a resurgence. But considering their primary witness is a drug addict who’s going through a wicked case of withdrawal, how much of what she’s seeing can be counted on to be real?
Sounds interesting, but I confess to some serious doubts. This is not just any old horror movie we’re talking about here, this is the Evil Dead series. This isn’t something to be handed off to Diablo Cody like some second-rate hipster fodder, this is downright iconic. Hopefully, though, it will all turn out all right in the end. This one’s looking to hit April 12th, 2013, so hopefully we’ll get to see just how it turns out sooner rather than later.