The Evil Dead remake is moving forward at Ghost House Pictures, with Federico Alvarez directing from a screenplay by Diablo Cody. Today we have new information about the plot, along with the synopsis released by the American Film Market.
The official synopsis sounds exactly like the original film.
"Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival."
Bloody Disgusting has discovered that this initial trip to the cabin is motivated by something quite different than what was seen in the original.
"The 'new spin' is the motivation behind the trip, with the lead character taking his younger sister to the family's cabin to help her kick her drug addiction. Without her drugs she becomes insane and difficult to control, which makes it impossible to see that she's actually possessed."
As reported, the Deadites are unleashed when one of the friends deciphers the Book of the Dead and reads portions of it aloud. As reported last month, Bruce Campbell will not appear as Ash in the remake, though he is on board as a producer.