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Lily Collins Exits The Evil Dead

Well, that didn’t last long.

Word got out earlier this month that Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins would play the lead in the Evil Dead remake directed by Fede Alvarez and re-written by Diablo Cody. But, according to a tweet by Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Collins, who intended to play the main character Mia, has left the film “due to a scheduling issue.”

Sam Raimi’s original 1981 film set a group of friends in a cabin against a group of demons they accidentally unleashed. This new version takes the same basic concept, but changes up the characters, putting Mia in the lead alongside her brother David, his fiance Natalie and their friends Eric and Olivia. Tensions rise as Mia sees the demons, but her friends believe she is still on drugs.

The film is set to begin filming in March in New Zealand.


  • LightningBug

    Is anything not being remade?

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  • Chris Fieldhouse

    I will not be watching this garbage.

  • Orphan

    Sequals are one thing.Remakes are garbage.This cult film hasn’t been around long enough to be remade.Did Raimi lose control of this property in some early financing deal fiasco or is he running out of ideas? This chick would have been the only one worth watching it for.