Director Fede Alvarez’s original cut of the Evil Dead remake landed an NC-17 rating from the MPAA — coming to no one’s surprise after watching the ridiculous red band trailer. What does that mean for the film?
Alvarez recently took to twitter to explain to a follower what the plan was for cutting the film. “Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
Obviously to get the film into theaters as a wide release they need to cut the film to be an R-rating. What makes this news in particular so exciting, however, is the inevitable “unrated director’s cut” that will land on shelves — and that, my friends, is something to be excited about.
The much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult horror film that launched the careers of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell will be hitting theaters on April 12, “Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”