Fantasy Cast: Who should play Ash in ‘Evil Dead’ remake?
With Rob Zombie’s sequel to his remake of HALLOWEEN opening tomorrow, it’s got me thinking about another potential remake in the proverbial “works”… that being a little diddy called THE EVIL DEAD, originally brought to us by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.
So, you may… no, most probably ARE asking yourself, “Why the HELL are they remaking THE EVIL DEAD?” If so, you’re certainly not alone. (In fact, you are also not the only one who, on some level, really doesn’t care who plays Ash in the new film, because he’ll never compare to Bruce Campbell, right? We’ll get to that momentarily.) The ultimate question on everyone’s mind is… Who would be able to fill Mr. Campbell’s shoes if they do go through with the remake?
I’ve seen a few names thrown around, most of which are ridiculous. I’m personally on the fence here, but leaning towards NOT doing a remake. Regardless, if they do… they do. In which case, I’m also inclined to go the route of finding that special no name newbie that “might” be able to pull it off in a way we can all mostly accept as a fresh take, especially if a talented new director takes on the project. That’s what I’d like to see, if it’s done at all.
Amidst the names being proposed on various Internet forums include: brace yourselves, this isn’t pretty… Seann William Scott (I DON’T THINK SO!); Shia LaBeouf (NO F**KING WAY!); and finally, Ryan Reynolds, a curiously semi-appropriate choice for an actor who has mastered sarcasm, but I just don’t see him being able to truly capture the “essence” of Ash.
So, the primary question, which this discussion point is NOT likely to avoid many similar answers, is “why” remake the movie? However, seeing as that’s somewhat a moot point, I ask the more pertinent question… Who should play Ash in the EVIL DEAD remake? Hopefully, it won’t be one of the above mentioned names. Do you have an idea of some “star” that could pull it off? Or, maybe you have a new face, a no name or some rising star you feel fits the bill?
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