As if any horror fan on the planet didn’t know, the Fede Alvarez directed reboot of Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead is due in cinemas next month. Horror fans are literally foaming at the mouth in anticipation to see one of the biggest horror films of the year, however, with both Raimi and Bruce Campbell involved, thoughts of the much wanted Evil Dead 4 have slowly died.
If Raimi was now involved with the remake, then surely that would mean the end of all thoughts of an official sequel to Army of Darkness? Before the Evil Dead remake was announced, Raimi himself said he would either do a sequel or a remake, and it sounded like he had chosen the remake. However, during a press conference in London yesterday for the premiered of Raimi’s new film, Oz: The Great and Powerful, the director was asked about Evil Dead 4. Here is what he said:
(via Bleeding Cool) “I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.”
Now that is exciting, and the buzz and frenzy surrounding the Evil Dead remake has clearly ignited something in Raimi, and hopefully we will get to see a continuation of Ashe’s story, and surely Campbell can return. As for his brother writing the film with him, reports are saying this could be Ivan Raimi, who worked on the scripts for Drag Me to Hell, Army of Darkness and Darkman.
It was almost a year ago that Raimi’s Renaissance Pictures successfully sued an unauthorized sequel to the Evil Dead being made by Award Pictures. While that news of a possible sequel by a different company may have excited some, you cannot deny that if there was ever going to be a true sequel, then Raimi would have to be involved, and hopefully with Campbell back as Ash too!
(Source: Bleeding Cool)