Guys… this is huge! Cult Horror/Comedy/Adventure franchise The Evil Dead is returning as a TV show on cable network STARZ. More importantly, Bruce Campbell is reprising his role as Ash. This ain’t no rinky-dink cameo or “passing of the torch”. He is front and center in a show titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Sam Raimi is even directing the first episode with his stylized panache and flair for the ridiculous. This is some of the best news I’ve heard this year Seeing the energy Raimi still brings with Drag Me to Hell, the Spider-Man trilogy, and even Oz the Great and Powerful, I think we can expect fun above all else.
From the man himself:
“Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his boomstick,
Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it,”
This had been rumored throughout the year, and we have seen the continuing deadite-killing efforts of Ash across media in video games, comic books, and even an off-Broadway musical. But the confirmed involvement of original producer Rob Tapert, as well as Raimi and Campbell has us super excited. If you don’t count his voice work in the video games or a two second post-credits cameo in the 2013 Evil Dead remake, this is Campbell’s first outing as Ash since 1992’s Army of Darkness. The series will air on STARZ in 2015.
Zak has been an avid movie fan since his mom made him cover his eyes before the “icicle stabbing” when they rented Die Hard 2 in 2nd grade. As a consolation, in 6th grade he got straight A’s so she gave him the entire Die Hard trilogy on VHS. The rest is history.
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