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'Evil Dead Rise' will be coming to HBO Max with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell executive producing

'Evil Dead Rise' will be coming to HBO Max with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell executive producing

The film is a sequel to the original trilogy and will be written and directed by Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin

The Necronomicon Ex Mortis will torment the world of the living once more.

HBO Max has announced a new Evil Dead film will be released on their platform. Entitled 'Evil Dead Rise', the film will be a sequel to the original Evil Dead series. Original series director Sam Raimi and cult favorite series actor Bruce Campbell will be serving as executive producers to the film.

The new movie will be written and directed by Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin, a new talent in the horror game who has released the acclaimed short film 'Ghost Train' and 'The Hole in the Ground.' The film will star Australian actresses Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) and Lily Sullivan (Mental) as two estranged sisters “whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.”

 



 

 

“I’m thrilled to bring Evil Dead back to its original home at New Line 40 years after the release of the first film,” Raimi said in a statement. “The company’s history as pioneers of horror speaks for itself. I’m equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise.”

Campbell added, “At its core, Evil Dead is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations. I can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition.”

There have been four Evil Dead films so far, a trio of original films (though it could be argued that 'Evil Dead 2' is a remake of 'Evil Dead') and a reboot in 2013. In addition, the STARZ network ran a three-season series called 'Ash and the Evil Dead.'

 

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