Diablo Cody (Young Adult, Jennifer's Body) was brought on to do rewrites for director Fede Alvarez's The Evil Dead remake/reboot. Collider recently caught up with the celebrated screenplay writer to find out more about the project.
Diablo Cody called the film unbelievable violent, and wants fans to know that she understands the inner workings of the franchise.
"I wouldn't have even gotten involved if Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell hadn't been involved as well, they're producing it, and so of course I was like "Alright I have to do this" because I'm such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact. But I was nervous to take the job because I thought "Ugh, I'm gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I'm gonna pollute The Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and it's like "No, look I understand what this is. I'm interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original." I feel like people will hopefully see Young Adult and go "Oh, okay that's a horrifying movie maybe she could pull it off (laughs)."
She continued by saying this about the rewrite process.
"Because the director's draft was really scary, I tried to stay away from some of the big horror set pieces. I didn't wanna mess with his vision, because he's the one who ultimately has to shoot it. That being said, there is a moment near the-I mean it's unbelievably violent (laughs). Occasionally I threw in a wound here or there. I didn't write anything extravagant."
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