Bruce Campbell has given an update on the forthcoming Evil Dead remake, confirming that the filmmakers are aiming for an R rating, and stressing that the fans are always at the forefront of his consideration.
“We do care what the fans think,” says Campbell, in relation to the initial reaction to the news that a remake was on the way. “There was a lot of negative reactions… they were concerned. But we’re all over this project. Hopefully that will mellow fans out.”
As for the film’s excessive gore content, Campbell reveals that the movie has yet to be rated and that an R would be the bare minimum they could expect.
“We have to try and get it to R. Wish us luck. We haven’t gone through the ratings nightmare yet, that’s coming. We have a screening coming up for the MPAA, I can hear them laughing already. ‘You want an R rating?’
“I can hear their evil cackle from here. We’re gonna see, but we’re gonna give them the toughest version that we can give them. That’s what you want from a horror movie, man. Especially one called Evil Dead .”
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez, Evil Dead opens in the UK on 12 April 2013.