Raimi & Campbell Remaking The Evil Dead Source: Variety November 18, 2004 "Spider-Man" franchise director Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are reteaming to produce a remake of the cult hit The Evil Dead through Ghost House Pictures and Senator International, reports Variety. Raimi wrote, directed and produced the 1981 film, which tells the tale of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. One by one, the teens become deadly zombies. With only Ash (Campbell) remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle The Evil Dead. Raimi will not direct the remake, so Ghost House is looking for a helmer to reinvent the franchise before a script is written. The original film spawned sequels Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness.