Last week we saw a green band trailer for the upcoming Evil death movie Evil Dead Risewhich you can see in the embed above, as well as a red band trailer to watch Youtube. Writer/director Lee Cronin sat down for an interview with empire magazine to discuss standout moments and images in the trailer — and during their conversation, Cronin revealed that his film has a different version of the Necronomicon in it than we saw in the previous Evil death movie. This is not only because the book was redesigned by the new film’s team. Inspired by a scene in Army of DarknessCronin decided to have the evil in his film released by another book.
Cronin explained, “We probably worked on (the book) for three months. It’s all completely handmade, hand drawn. It has a different visual style than what you’ve seen before internally. I even brought in little hints of Celtic influences and different things to give it a hell of a lot of personality. It’s the bastard cousin of the other books, and they’re the bastard cousin of this one. There are connections to the past (movies), lines are drawn. In one of the early meetings I had with (franchise creator) Sam Raimi, I said, ‘You know the way in Army of Darknessthere are three [Necronomicons]? You had one, (Evil death 2013 director Fede Alvarez) had one, I’ll take the other.’ It gave me that platform to push things forward and also to show that we live in a world where there is more than one copy of the Necronomicon. These books can all have slightly different personalities – it’s not quite the same book that Ash had in the cabin. But it is very, very firmly related. It could even be more dangerous…“
Click over to Empire to find out what else Cronin had to say about what we were shown in the trailer.
Sam Raimi handpicked Cronin to write and direct a new one Evil death film after seeing his feature film debut The hole in the ground. The story Cronin created Evil Dead Rise has the following synopsis: A road-weary Beth pays a belated visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three children on her own in a cramped LA apartment. The sisters’ reunion is interrupted by the discovery of a mysterious book deep inside Ellie’s building that gives rise to flesh-possessing demons and propels Beth into a primal struggle for survival as she faces the most nightmarish version of motherhood. imaginable.
Although the film is set in Los Angeles, filming actually took place in New Zealand. Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland star as the estranged sisters at the heart of the story. Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies and Nell Fisher play Ellie’s three children. Mia Challis plays Jessica, “an 18-year-old girl obsessed with fashion and Instagram. Jessica loves to be the center of attention, even though she’s smarter than she lets on.”
Evil death franchise star Bruce Campbell won’t appear in the new film, as he has formally retired from playing the role of dashing hero Ash, but he produced the film alongside Raimi and Rob Tapert, as the three hold the rights to the series. Evil Dead Rise is a collaboration between Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and Ghost House Pictures.
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