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Diablo Cody promises no wacky dialogue or folk songs in Evil Dead remake

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“Juno” scribe Diablo Cody is one of the scribes aboard the unnecessary “Evil Dead” remake. Terrified that fans with flamethrowers and sticks prepped for head ornaments will greet her at the film’s impending premiere, Cody tells Collider that she believes she can bring something to the remake – cos she’s a fan, and knows why the first three films in Sam Raimi’s tongue-in-cheek horror trilogy worked – and won’t write a stinker.

“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 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).”

Director Fede Alvarez wrote the initial draft of the script. Cody took over and did a polish. She said that first script has some truly terrifying things in it – suggesting the new “Evil Dead” is no corny, side-splitting horror satire like the Raimi movies were.

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

Still, it begs the question : Does anyone want to see an “Evil Dead” without ‘Ash’!?

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