Evil Dead to get a reboot with Sam Raimi

Fanboy Gleeeeeeeeee!

You know how I’ve been praying and sacrificing to the dark gods  to grant me special favors?  Specifically so that they would grant me more Evil Dead movies?  No?  Seriously…. There was a lot of chanting and junk.  I was pretty loud.

Well it payed off because it looks like the oft rumored new Evil Dead movie has some life still left in i.  Producer Rob Tapert (of Hercules: The Legendary Journey and Xena: Warrior Princess fame) let slip that he and longtime business partner and friend Sam Raimi could still be set to revisit the Evil Dead franchise.

“It’s possible; we’re looking at a script this month. What’s interesting about Evil Dead is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.”

Now for my money they still need to have the great and powerful Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash.  Sure the man’s got some years on him, but if he hits the gym I can still see him doing it again.   I would love that, and I mean the “Give me some sugar, Baby” kind of love that.

However, if they decide to do a complete reboot and have someone else in that role (blaspheme, I know) who else could they have do it?  I honestly can’t picture anyone who could fill Bruce Campbell’s shoes.