Sam Raimi's horror classic The Evil Dead is a movie that you just don't remake. It'd be like remaking Alien. Fans are predictably pissed that they are actually doing it, but here's one silver lining in the whole thing: The people behind the scenes actually have the common sense to realize it. But now, someone has ridden in to rescue them. Probably with a hot chick on his side and a chainsaw grafted on his hand. That's right, it's Bruce Campbell, and he has everything positive to say about the remake.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Campbell said:
We're really excited and really behind it, [but] it's going to take a bit to get the Evil Dead fans behind it. We know we've pissed a lot of them off. We appreciate that and we appreciate their anger and their zeal, but the only thing we want to impress upon them is that we didn't screw it up. This is going to be just as memorable as [the original] Evil Dead without being the same movie.
The nice thing is the film looks beautiful. The effects are 10 times better than we ever had access to and the actors are all better than we were in 1979. Though granted Sam Raimi is a mad genius, so we got a crazy result like Evil Dead out of this amateur enthusiasm sort of thing.
Now, Campbell is serving as a producer on the project, so it isn't as though he's an impartial source. Nontheless, he's the type of guys who speaks his mind, and probably wouldn't be praising it unless he really meant it. Here's hoping he's right!