Starz has ordered an Evil Dead TV show.
Not only that but it will star Bruce Campbell…
Not only that it will be written directed by Sam Rami!
For those of you that don’t know, “The Evil Dead,” “The Evil Dead 2,” and the magnum opus “Army of Darkness” were a series of B movies that made both Bruce Campbell and Sam Rami’s career (the latter went on to direct Spiderman with Toby Maguire.) The movie featured the first recorded usage of replacing a limb with an ass kicking impliment, in this case a chainsaw hand. The logline reads “Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.
When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons -personal and literal.
Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its ‘Evil’ grip.” “I’m really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide – it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” Campbell said .
“Evil Dead has always been a blast,” Raimi said.
“Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga.
With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt.
And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.” Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik added “Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus, and we are thrilled to be back in business with them.
With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give Evil Dead fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.” The show also seems to answer the double ending issue.
You see there were two endings to “Army of Darkness” one where Ash returns to work at S Mart, and the other where he oversleeps in a cave and is sent into a dystopian future.
Because the show is a sequel not a reboot, whatver they choose for the show will be cannon.
Judging by the synopsis, it will be the ending where Ash returns to work at S Mart.
The series, titled “Ash Vs.
The Evil Dead”, quite possible the crowning achievement of mankind will come in summer of 2015.