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Sony Pictures Worldwide to Distribute Evil Dead Remake

By 11.30.11News

According to Variety, Sony Pictures Worldwide are partnering with Ghost House Pictures to distribute Evil Dead remake worldwide except for the UK and France.

SPWA president Steven Bersch and FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel made the distribution announcement Wednesday and said the remake is on track for a production start next year. Lia Buman, FilmDistrict’s exec VP of acquisitions, will oversee the project; Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee for Ghost House.

Original producing partners Tapert, Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) and Sam Raimi will produce, with Ghost House partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane exec producing.