As reported a very good impersonation of him) confirmed the news on Twitter, saying, “Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.”
Now Vulture reports the script written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues is going to be polished by the same person polishing her Oscar in the banner picture: Diablo Cody. Last night she tweeted, “Fede Alvarez wrote a brilliant script. My job is easy. Have no fear. (Wait, do have fear.)” Sounds like they want to interject more humor into the script as there was in Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. Or maybe Ashley will be a pregnant teenager who fights a Kraken in a mall fountain in the third act. Hail to the queen, homeskillet.
[Thanks to "Jamaal Charles’s Stolen TDs" for the tip.]