12. July 2011 12:59
There have been talks of this floating around the rumor mills for quite some time now and we are finally seeing some movement on it. At first, I was quite excited when Bruce Campbell confirmed the remake yesterday on twitter (@groovybruce), but my opinion has changed quite a bit the more I've learned. While it is said the film will be produced by Raimi, Tapert, and Campbell, Bruce will not be reprising his role as Ash and the reigns will be handed over to newcomer director Federico Alvarez, known for his 2009 short film "Panic Attack" (below). I am not totally against a reinvention at this point, but have serious doubts as to whether this will be a good match up. I enjoyed his film from a technical persepective, but it is nothing we all haven't seen before in this age of CGI enhanced monster movies. Sam Raimi proved in 1981 that a true classic could be made on a shoestring budget without the aid of all the computer generated bullshit we have today. I would just hate to see overuse of CGI in a reinvention of a film that clearly doesn't need it, and from my take on "Panic Room", that is exactly what Alvarez will be bringing to the table. Only time will tell, I am just hoping that the new film does not make a mockery of the legacy left behind from the previous 3.