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August 18 2006

Make Nathan Fillion the star of "The Evil Dead" remake. A follow-up to the article on our Captain being quoted as "The Next Bruce Campbell". Now the site goes even farther in calling Browncoats to Make Nathan the star of the movie by flooding the e-mail of Sam Raimi's production company.

As someone who concurred with the Fillion/Campbell simpatico charisma thread, I could get on board this but for fear our Captain get typecast into genre comedy. The man has some real talents. If he wants this, fine. But he could be the next private Ryan also. Er, I guess he was that already, sorta. But you know what I mean.
Yes that's a brilliant idea. Nothing could impress a production company more than getting spammed by fans of an actor.
While I am wholeheartedly on board with the idea, seeing as how Nathan has the looks, charisma and talent to pull it off... I agree with Simon. Spamming a producer only makes them annoyed. Seriously. Will people never learn this?
Stop it! Just stop it! I hate the idea of an "Evil Dead" remake to begin with. Why lump Nathan Fillion with the job of trying to one-up Bruce Campbell?
There's something to that Keith G. I watched the 'Flight of the Phoenix' remake last night and all the way through all I was thinking was *watching Dennis Quaid* 'You're not Jimmy Stewart' or *watching Gianni Ribisi* 'You're not Hardy Krueger' etc. It wasn't a terrible film (it exceeded mediocre a couple of times ;) but the actors definitely had an uphill struggle from the start (no matter how good it might have been it was still a pointless remake though since, IMO, the original is a minor classic and if it ain't broke etc.).

Obviously since Sam Raimi's behind this we have to assume it'll have some merit but it occurs to me that there's already been an 'Evil Dead' remake. It was called 'Evil Dead 2' ;).

Also, in the IT community this is called 'mail-bombing' and you only do it to people you really, really dislike (and even then it's seriously uncool because of the demands placed on network infrastructure). At best you'll irritate the people you're trying to impress and at worst their email system could grind to a complete halt with consequent loss of business hours etc. Not a good idea.

Obviously since Sam Raimi's behind this we have to assume it'll have some merit but it occurs to me that there's already been an 'Evil Dead' remake. It was called 'Evil Dead 2' ;).


In fact, ED2 is not a remake of ED. IIRC (*) They re-shoot some similar scenes in ED2 because they couldn't use (for legal reasons) the footage of ED. But ED2 is a sequel, not a remake.

(*) I have learnt a new acronym! ;)
Yeah, hence the smiley Le Comite ;). As you say some of it was reshot for the extended recap (basically a condensed version of the first film with story and character changes) but apart from that it always played (to me) as if they had the time (and money) to do the kinds of things they wanted to do in 'Evil Dead' but couldn't afford (and surely the idea of a remake is to take the same ideas but implement them better ?).

You're quite right though that storywise ED2 is intended to move on from the first film (though not from the beginning of the film, as sequels usually operate, but from about a third of the way through). Tonally it's quite a lot lighter too.
Maybe we could cast Boreanaz as Don Corleone or Lindsay Lohan as Scarlett Ohara. Maybe I'm being dramatic but why on earth would that film require a remake? I can see re-releasing the film all suped-up with new effects added for cult fans to have some fun (i.e. special edition starwars) but to remake it from scratch seems silly. I mean its Sam Rami! Make a new film with the same verse or something ("Tales from the Evil Dead"). I'd rather see an Evil Dead cartoon than this remake staring Nathan. (Sure I say that now but when its released, I'll be there. **Sigh**)
I'm sure Nathan would fair well with a boom stick...but wasn't there talk about Nicholas Brendon being the next Ash? I'd be happy to see either.
Sorry, I'm already spamming Raimi to get Priyanka Chopra in the remake...

Nothing could impress a production company more than getting spammed by fans of an actor.

I have to agree(with the snarkasm). If I were any high muckity muck and got hit with this stuff, I'd say "Oh god, do I really want to pick this actor and then deal with this lot if I make decisions they don't like? And if I pick him, how long before I get slammed by the K-Fed fans to include him too??"

I mean, if K-Fed had fans, obviously...
These people who want to remake movies that dont need remaking are dangerous and have got to be stopped!
Maybe we could cast Boreanaz as Don Corleone ...

Boreanaz would make a keen Sonny, actually.

If Raimi and Campbell would just change the name to something else, like The Evil Dead Return, something that says, "Hello, I am not the film with Ash, but contain new characters fighting demons from The Book of the Dead. Thank you."
These people who want to remake movies that dont need remaking are dangerous and have got to be stopped!

The reason that Evil Dead needs to be remade is because if the remake becomes a big success, then studios might be interested in bankrolling Evil Dead 4 with Bruce Campbell. Similar to the way the Dawn of the Dead remake did well enough for George A. Romero to convince studios to allow him to make 2005's Land of the Dead.
So...here's a novel idea, why not put Bruce Campbell in the remake, as Ash? Works for me.
The reason that Evil Dead needs to be remade is because if the remake becomes a big success, then studios might be interested in bankrolling Evil Dead 4 with Bruce Campbell.


Close, but no. They would demand Evil Dead 3 (I know, I know, but they would demand it be called that...) starring Nathan Fillion, and demand that a gay robot sidekick (that's my Superman Returns/Kevin Smith/Jon Peters reference for the day) and/or Jennifer Love Hewitt also be in it.
ooooooooooh gay robot sidekick??

How about a lesbian golden retriever to boot??

How about a lesbian golden retriever to boot??

malformed | August 19, 01:36 CET


[Wiping the coffee off of her monitor]: Thanks, mal. I just shot coffee out of my nose because of that suggestion.
Is that from something...or just wildly crazyfunny?
LOL, the totally funny people on this board strike again! :-)

But I'm so glad that Simon, Saje and others are cautioning against the suggestion this thread links to. Yeah, it's not at all nice to flood an emailbox/crash it, etc., and would make a terrible impression of Browncoats/Nathan fans as being unreasoning fanatics instead of people who like to go see good actors in good movies/TV.
Yeah, I feel guilty for the remark I made in the other thread/near same subject about who we write to. I was kidding, a joke, jesting, a HUGE faux pas of the smelly, turnip-y kind!

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