Monday, September 8, 2008

Evil Dead: The Musical 3D Film Coming

Screen Daily have a bit of a mind boggling report that the cult favourite musical of the Evil Dead is heading to the big screen and in 3D.
Producer Don Carmody and partners are in negotiations with Spiderman director Sam Raimi to bring to the screen the musical version of the former horror meister's Evil Dead films, Evil Dead: The Musical.

Conceived by George Reinblatt, Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla and Melissa Morris, the camp stage interpretation of Raimi’s cult classic horror trilogy was originally mounted in Toronto and Montreal and has since gone off-Broadway.

Original directors Bond and choreographer Hinton Battle are lined up to co-direct the film version, which will be presented in 3-D. Carmody told Screen International he hopes to shoot the film in the spring of next year in Toronto with some of the original cast. However, he adds, serious rights issues still need to be resolved.