Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that the first full-length trailer for the highly-anticipated “Evil Dead Rise” will launch online tomorrow – marking the first big trailer premiere of the year.
In what marks the fifth “Evil Dead” film following Sam Raimi’s original trilogy and Fede Alvarez’s remake, though how it might link to any of those is under wraps for now.
In the film, a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped Los Angeles apartment.
The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.
Nell Fisher, Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Mia Challis, Jayden Daniels, Tai Wano, and Billy Reynolds-McCarthy co-star. Bruce Campbell won’t be reprising his Ash Williams role.
The project was originally designed to be an HBO Max original film but was pulled in August last year and reshaped for a theatrical release. Lee Cronin penned and directed this R-rated feature which he has previously said is like strapping “you onto a rocket that’s fueled by blood”.
“Evil Dead Rise” is slated to open in cinemas on April 21st 2023.