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'The Evil Dead' Remake Loses Lily Collins

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 24, 2012 3:21 PM
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Lily Collins Is The First One Into The Cabin For 'Evil Dead' Remake

...and just like that, they've got to start over. Just a couple weeks after news first arrived that Lily Collins landed the lead in the Sam Raimi-produced, Diablo Cody-spruced-up "The Evil Dead" remake, she's left the project.

Variety's Jeff Sneider tweeted the news this afternoon, saying, " case you missed it, LILY COLLINS is OUT of THE EVIL DEAD reboot due to a scheduling issue. Agents, start your engines..." No word yet on what those conflicts exactly are, but perhaps it has to do with the "The Mortal Instruments," a project we haven't heard about in nearly a year, when Jamie Campbell Bower won the male lead. Could it be gearing up again now that Collins is freed from her "Mirror Mirror" duties? Or does she have something else on the table? Guess we'll soon see.

Regardless, the filmmakers will need to find someone soon. The Fede Alvarez-directed film is just over a year away from landing in theaters, with an April 12, 2013 release date pegged for the movie. Expectations are very cautious, yet high, so we'll be curious to see who swaps in now.

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  • Ryan | January 24, 2012 6:02 PMReply

    People actually have high expectations for this? wow interesting.

  • Flopsy | January 24, 2012 5:20 PMReply

    This is for the best. The most recent draft of the script has her character doing some pretty heavy lifting and from everything i've seen, she's a pretty bland actress. I don't really buy her as a strung out heroin addicted 20 something dealing with severe abandonment issues, oh and demons. As for everyone hoping for an Ash moment, there is only one and it belongs to this character, and it's pretty weak. This aint no Evil Dead 2 remake. It's the straight up demons-in-the-cabin tale of the original. Only with more family backstory and less ... fun.

  • Mark | January 24, 2012 4:53 PMReply

    Better that she dropped out, they need Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Renalds, Jason Bateman or Jim Carrey for the role of Ash

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