This just in: Bruce Campbell’s character Ash from Evil Dead films to return in a new movie to fight Jason and Freddy Kruger . Sam Raimi will not be directing.
I have mixed feeling about this. I love ED 2 and AoD, but I think a lot of the campy fun will be lost without Raimi on board. I also question how Campbell, now 46, will be able to pull off the very physical, over the top antics of this character.
I expect that he won’t. They’ll find body doubles or create some computer magic to make up for his no longer 29 year old self. Yet, something about using stuntmen/ CG seems so wrong with Ash’s character. A lot of the fun of the Evil Dead films was seeing Ash/ Bruce physically punishing himself through these scenes. Sort of a blue collar Jackie Chan.
I didn’t see Freddy VS Jason, though I heard it was about as stupid as you would expect. And I honestly expect nothing more from this film.
I just wish Sam Raimi was involved somehow to give the film a little more credibility, but I guess he’s a big-time director now and doesn’t have to worry about these silly niche films.