Evil Dead Rise, the fifth installment in the Evil Dead saga, directed by Lee Cronin, is now in box. It falls into the category of hemoglobin films with its hectoliters of fake blood used on the set.
It’s now official, director Lee Cronin announced the news on his Twitter account: Evil Dead Rise, the fifth installment of the horrific Evil Dead saga, has finished filming. An end clap announced in the form of figures:
“Eight months, containment due to Covid, 6,500 liters of blood and more memories than my brain can process. It’s in the box for Evil Dead Rise. Thanks New Zealand, it was awesome. It’s time to come home and cut this beast together.“he says on this post.
6,500 liters is impressive, but it is not a record. Far from it, even. For the Evil Dead remake in 2013, 200,000 gallons or more than 750,000 liters were used!
According to the synopsis for Evil Dead Rise, we will follow two estranged sisters whose reunion will be interrupted by the appearance of flesh-eating demons, pushing them into a primitive battle for their survival as they face off against the most nightmarish version of the family you can imagine.
The film is based on the original trilogy rather than on the 2013 reboot. And the setting moves away from the disturbing woods for a more urban and modern environment, but not necessarily more reassuring …
It is therefore the Irish director Lee Cronin – known for The Only Child – who takes over from Fede Alvarez who had for his part resuscitated the franchise. In the roles of the two sisters, we will find Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan. If the inimitable Ash Williams will not appear in Evil Dead Rise, the film is nevertheless produced by its interpreter Bruce Campbell, and of course by Sam Raimi, the creator of the franchise.
Bruce Campbell gave some information on this new version to Entertainment Weekly last July:
People can call it whatever they want: a sequel, a remake, a reinvention. It’s really just another Evil Dead movie. It’s book-centric. Everything revolves around the Necronomicon. Where is this book found and what has become of it over the millennia?
Evil Dead Rise is due in 2022 on HBO Max in the United States. Knowing that the platform will certainly not see the light of day in France before 2023, it is not yet clear whether the film will be shown online, on television or even, why not, in the cinema.