I’ve always said that I’m a bigger fan of practical effects as opposed to computer graphics. It seems to be a lost art nowadays with almost every movie being made having some sort of CGI being thrown into the movie; even when it doesn’t necessarily have to. (ie, zombie movies with even more fake blood) So, it’s rather refreshing to find out that the makers of the Evil Dead remake have decided to not put any CGI into the new film.
In a recent interview with IO9, director Fede Alvarez said what his ideas were on adding CG to the film.
“We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. There’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night. There’s a reason people use CGI: it’s cheaper and faster. I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks. [Like] how you would make someone’s arm disappear.”
“There’s a moment where a girl goes through her arm with a kitchen knife — spoiler alert. And we knew since day one the camera would start wide, she goes for the knife, you see her arm, she starts going for it. And you think they’re going to cut away at any moment, but we don’t. She just goes for it and screams and the arm breaks and falls. So we really pushed the boundaries there, trying to create those illusions… It has a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just… I want it to be the bloodiest scene, ever. And I think it is.”
There’s a bit more to the interview, including what more to expect with the homages to the original that you can read here!
The film will be released April 12th, 2013.