Actor and producer Bruce Campbell tweets that the remake is “real” and “scary as hell”
"Evil Dead" is getting resurrected.
Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in Sam Raimi's horror classic "The Evil Dead," "Evil Dead II" and "Army of Darkness" — and who executive produced the first and co-produced the second and third — confirmed a new project via Twitter.
"Believe in the remake, dawg!" he wrote. "The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."
He wrote the tweet in response to a Twitter posting from a fan.
Raimi will write and produce the next "Evil Dead." He won't direct.
The entire franchise has grossed a total of only $19.8 million at the box office, and the first grossed a meager $2.4 million.
The most recent film in the franchise, 1992's "Army of Darkness," grossed $11.5 million.
But the movies' importance goes far beyond their box office receipts. They're cult favorites that have influenced an entire generation of horror writers — and fans.
Within an hour, Campbell responded in the affirmative.