‘Evil Dead Rise’: Director Lee Cronin Updates That Filming is Halfway Complete!

Filming kicked off on Evil Dead Rise just last month, and director Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground) updates on social media today that the halfway mark has been reached.

Cronin tweets, “6 weeks. 100 rolls. 597 slates. We are half way.”

Be sure to follow Cronin on Twitter to check out some behind the scenes teases.

Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence), Morgan Davies (The End) and Nell Fisher (Splendid Isolation) will star in the new movie alongside Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan.

Variety details, “The next chapter in the saga builds off the original trilogy, rather than the 2013 reboot. Evil Dead Rise moves the action out of the woods and into the city. The twisted tale centers on two estranged sisters, portrayed by Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.”

Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert are producing Evil Dead Rise. According to Campbell, the three have been “very involved” in the project every step of the way.