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The New Evil Dead Film Will Start Shooting This Year

The New Evil Dead Film Will Start Shooting This Year

Maybe we'll see the film sometime in 2022.

Imogen Mellor

Imogen Mellor

With all the complications that have come out of the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of projects have ground to a halt while precautions and safety measures are worked out. As we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic, events are slowly starting to resurface and that means crews can get back together to film new movies - including a new Evil Dead film.

According to Knox News, Evil Dead Rise the next addition to the Evil Dead series is set to start filming later this year. The report says that the film will be set in a "modern-day urban setting" and will be filmed in New Zealand, which is probably a good thing, as the country has handled most of Covid-19 expertly compared to a lot of other countries.

In the interview, Bruce Campbell (who plays series protagonist Ash) also states that this film is out of the woodland setting - unlike the original Evil Dead. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out considered the woods often contribute to the 'trapped with an evil entity' situation that the films are known for. Maybe Hereditary is a good blueprint to look at in that case.

As Comicbook points out, Campbell has previously talked about the next project with AL, hinting about the contents of the film when we eventually do get to see it. Firstly, it's likely we'll be revisiting the series with a female lead but more importantly, the protagonist won't be anyone well prepared this time around.

Talking to AL, Campbell says, "The main key with Evil Dead is they're just regular people who are battling what seems to be a very unstoppable evil, and so that's where the horror comes from. It's not someone who's skilled. They're not fighting a soldier. They're not fighting a scientist. They're not fighting anybody more than your average neighbour. This one is going to be a similar thing. We're going to have a heroine, a woman in charge, and she's going to try and save her family."

Sounds like a whale of a time, right? We don't really have any timescale for the film releasing yet, sadly. If filming starts this year, though, hopefully, we'll get to see Evil Dead Rise sometime in 2022.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

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