Magazine article Screen International

Sony to Distribute New Evil Dead outside of UK, France

Magazine article Screen International

Sony to Distribute New Evil Dead outside of UK, France

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Production is set for 2012; Fede Alvarez to direct.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and FilmDistrict have partnered with Ghost House Pictures on a worldwide deal, excluding the UK and France, for Sony Pictures to distribute Fede Alvarez's reboot of Evil Dead.

Production is planned for 2012.

The deal was announced by Steven Bersch, SPWA President, and Peter Schlessel, CEO of FilmDistrict. Lia Buman, FilmDistrict's EVP of Acquisitions, will oversee the project.

Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi [pictured] will produce. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House.

Tapert said, "For 30 years, Sam, Bruce and I have been looking for the right home where we could return the deadites to the big screen. Amy Pascal and Jeff Blake at Sony and Peter Schlessel at FilmDistrict have always been incredible partners who share our passion for great storytelling as well as our obsession for scaring the pants off the audience. …

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