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‘Evil Dead Rise’: Bruce Campbell Has Seen a Rough Cut, Promises a Dark and Pretty Serious Film

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'Evil Dead Rise': Bruce Campbell Promises a Dark and Pretty Serious Film

As many of you already know, Evil Dead Rise, the latest film in the Evil Dead series directed by Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), officially wrapped filming in New Zealand back in October. In a new interview with the website known as BlairWitch.de, executive producer Bruce Campbell had quite a bit to say about a rough cut of the film he had recently seen.

Campbell speaks on the rough cut of Evil Dead Rise:

We’ve seen a rough of it already and it has all the components we need. Like anything, when you see a rough version it just has to be tightened, but we’re good. We’re in good shape.

While continuing his conversation with the site, Campbell revealed that the film will focus more on the importance of the book of the dead:

This one’s dark, this one’s pretty serious. Good, strong performances. It’s a single mom who now has to deal with this book. These days it’s more about the book. That book gets around, that book is handed around, passed along, people try and get rid of it, they try to bury it or destroy it and they really can’t. So this book just keeps popping up, so really it’s just another story of what happens if this book appears in this particular group of people’s lives and how it intersects.

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In Evil Dead Rise, “Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A. apartment. The sister’s reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.”

The film was produced by Sam RaimiBruce Campbell and Robert Tapert.

What do you think of Campbell’s comments on the film’s rough cut? Are you excited to check it out when it’s released in 2022? As usual, you let us know the answer to both questions down in our comments section below this news article.

The film stars Gabrielle EcholsNell FisherMorgan Davies, Mia Challis, Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland.

Look for Evil Dead Rise to make its official debut on HBO Max some time next year.

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