With the remake of Evil Dead set to go into prodution this month, thus kicks off another horror remake that the public isn’t neccessarily eager to see, but interesting in seeing just how it forms. With a cast set, the movie won’t start first peeks until much later this year. Now however, lead actress Jane Levy has opened up about her role, speaking about why she picked it, and how much she’s looking forward to it.
Levy spoke with Marinij, and when asked about her upcoming role said “For a while, whenever I was asked what my dream role would be, my answer was always to play a killer or a psychopath. I get to do that in this movie, although I’ll be possessed while I destroy my victims. So basically, it’s a perfect job.” And though she’ll be possessed, those around her won’t really know it. With a rehab twist, Levy’s character has a drug habit, and the group of kids that follow her go to kick it. Though she becomes possessed, the twist is that the kids around her simply think at first that is just some withdrawal symptoms…until she starts killing them that is.
The actress also said that she may look very different than she does in Suburgatory, and she likes it that way. “I really wanted to work on Evil Dead because of how different it is fromSuburgatory. I guess that’s my main goal in this industry, to work on different stuff and to play a wide range of characters. That process of creating a new person is so fun for me. I love the initial makeup/hair tests before the start of a new job; I’m always campaigning for a new hair color or length, anything to look as different as possible.”
“This role also intrigued me because of how much I will learn, mostly technical stuff like special effects. That’s fascinating to me. I had to get my body “casted” for this role so they can make me prosthetics. That process entailed getting your whole body covered in green goo, like the stuff they put in your mouth for a tooth casting, and then being papier-mâchéd. It was the coolest thing ever.”
Directed by Fede Alvarez, the film had rewrites from Diablo Cody, and will be produced by original Evil Dead duo Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. The remake still follows five friends locked up in a cabin until they eventually come across the Book of the Dead, accidentally summoning demons.
Co-starring Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and more, Evil Dead is set to hit theaters on April 12th, 2013, with distribution from Sony Pictures.