Wow! When I caught the NY performances of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at the beginning of last year, I considered it to be among the best 2 hours of my life! The hysterical production managed to combine all the great elements of THE EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (with a pinch of ARMY OF DARKNESS thrown in for good measure), while simultaneously providing for memorable musical numbers and dousing the front rows with tons of fake blood! According to Screen Daily, the producers of the musical are looking to bring it to the big screen… in 3D!
The article says, "Producer Don Carmody and partners are in negotiations with Spider-man 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."
Let’s hope that means Ryan Ward as ASH!!!
Also of note in the article, "Meanwhile, Carmody begins principal photography September 29 on All Saints Day, the sequel to The Boondock Saints." (Hell, I’m a HUGE BOONDOCK SAINTS fan too!)
Here’s the type of hilarity you can expect from EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. ("What The F*** Was That?")
Don’t forget to read our interview with EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL‘s Ash himself, Ryan Ward:
And take a look at our FIRST LOOK REVIEW: