Incredible news, Deadites: there might be another Evil Dead movie coming your way.
Thanks to an exclusive over at Bloody-Disgusting, Sam Raimi could well be returning to the horror genre with the film series that made his name. He's currently working on the possibility of another chapter in the Evil Dead series.
In a new interview with the horror specialists about killer alligator movie Crawl (which he produced), Raimi was asked about the future of the Evil Dead franchise and offered a tantalising tease:
“I’d love to make another one. I don’t think TV is in its future but we’re talking about – Bruce[Campbell], Rob [Tapert] and myself – one or two different ways to go for the next movie. We’d like to make another Evil Dead feature and in fact we’re working on some ideas right now.”
Whether that means Raimi would direct and Campbell would star is a more complex issue and Raimi has contingency plans for several events. If Campbell decides to come out of retirement, they have a first plan. If he doesn't but Fede Alvarez - director of the remake - does return - they have a second idea. And there's also a mysterious third option...
“I would be thrilled if Bruce Campbell changed his mind about retirement, would come back for the original Evil Dead line. But if not, I’m very happy to work with, if Fede [Álvarez] would come back and make the sequel… but he’s such a big shot now. He’s so successful, an artist in demand, that I don’t think he’d want to do that... But there’s also a third possibility we’re talking about."
Rather wonderfully, it looks like we'll hear about all of this - and whichever approach they take - very soon:
“So I think you may see some action on the Evil Dead movie in the next six months."
Raimi also referenced Álvarez’s remake and clarified whether it was a true remake of part of the same extended universe:
“I think that’s a part of the Evil Dead universe but not part of the Bruce Campbell storyline."
That's also what Álvarez said himself, so it fits.
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