Ash vs Evil Dead Making-Of

We’ve seen a couple trailers for Ash vs Evil Dead, now it’s time for the behind the scenes featurette. This one should do the trick; it’s a couple minutes of bland but enthusiastic quotes from Bruce Campbell, producer Robert Tapert, new co-star Lucy Lawless, and composer Joseph LoDuca, among others. It’s got some good shots of the show’s creation, and one or two good bits, including Lucy Lawless’s comment that the show is a “jolly splatter-fest!” Check out the Ash vs Evil Dead making-of video below.  Read More »

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Ash vs Evil Dead trailer

The premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead is drawing closer, with the first episode set to arrive on Halloween night. The ten-episode first season has a premiere directed by Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi, with Bruce Campbell returning to play the knuckle-headed but determined hero Ash. A new Ash vs Evil Dead trailer has a lot of the same footage that we saw in the first spot (which debuted during Comic Con) but also features a few new bits. One of them proves that Ash is an equal-opportunity offender, but a well-meaning one. Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead

My most anticipated panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour was the Starz panel for Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Bruce Campbell dominated the panel, both via questions asked of him, and those asked of his costars and collaborators. Wearing a white dinner jacket and what could’ve quite possibly been alligator shoes (from this distance from the stage), Campbell made sure to let the room know he was there as he talked about the bloody show and his long relationship with fans.  Read More »

Chris Columbus Spider-Man

Back in the year 2000, director Steven Spielberg had been slated to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but he passed on the project, opting to take his career in a different direction by taking on both A.I. Artificial Intelligence (check out a recent visual study of the film) and Minority Report (which is being turned into a TV series). That left the opportunity open for Chris Columbus to step in and launch the franchise  as well as directing the sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

But Chris Columbus nearly directed another huge franchise around the same time instead of Harry Potter. Did you know that Chris Columbus was previously the frontrunner to direct Spider-Man before Sam Raimi got the job? Find out more about how we almost got a Chris Columbus Spider-Man movie after the jump! Read More »

Xena reboot

Producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert hired Lucy Lawless to play Xena in their ’90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which led to her starring role in the original TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. When the pair pulled Lawless into their new show Ash vs Evil Dead, we wondered if a new Xena series might not be far behind. And, yep, here’s news of the early stages of a Xena reboot, with likely involvement from Lawless, Raimi, and Tapert.

Update: Lucy Lawless says this news is “just a rumor,” more below.

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Sam Raimi directing Spider-Man

As Spider-Man gears up for yet another reboot — this time as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Sam Raimi, who directed the first Spider-Man feature, has weighed in with his thoughts.

Put simply, he sound pretty excited for the upcoming Spider-Man, declaring that he has “a lot of faith” in Marvel’s vision. Read the Sam Raimi Spider-Man reboot comments after the jump. Read More »

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Ash vs Evil Dead trailer

Horror rarely seems to premiere around Halloween any more; it’s always a summer opening, or early in the year. But Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are bringing the Evil Dead back to screens on Halloween this year, as their series Ash vs Evil Dead will hit Starz on Saturday October 31 at 9pm. The first Ash vs Evil Dead trailer is here now, and you can watch it below. Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead teaser

Bruce Campbell returns as Ash in Sam Raimi‘s Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, which acts as a sequel to Army of Darkness and the two Evil Dead movies that preceded it. A new Ash vs Evil Dead teaser is out, and while we don’t actually see Campbell’s face, the teaser does show him prepping the old chainsaw hand weapon that has served him well (kinda) in past battles with the Deadites. Check it out below. Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead details

The Ash vs Evil Dead TV series has begun production in New Zealand, and the first behind the scenes photo featuring the producers, director and star also features a super-important returning character: the 1973 Delta 88 that has been in nearly every Sam Raimi movie to date. Along with that image, which you can see in larger form below, we have a handful of new facts about the show, straight from the creative trio of Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell.

We have many details below, but perhaps all you need is this statement from Campbell, who promised “This is not going to be a watered down version of Evil Dead. …[The fans] want the hardcore stuff, and they’re going to get it.” 

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