Fede Alvarez’s remake of EVIL DEAD debuted at the SXSW Friday night, and the Q&A that followed shed a lot of light on future EVIL DEAD projects. It sounds like there could be two EVIL DEAD franchises going at the same time. Confusing, right?
Alvarez confirmed that they’re already working on a script for EVIL DEAD 2, highlighting Sony’s confidence in the film and its expected financial and critical response.
Star Jane Levy was asked about the sequel, and she didn’t shed any light, but she is signed on for it, already. What are they going to put her through? “They haven’t actually, but Shiloh has a secret…He knows stuff but I don’t, but I’m excited for it.“
Last week, it was announced that Sam Raimi was working on a script for EVIL DEAD 4, though it wasn’t a sure thing. Now, it turns out that EVIL DEAD 4 may actually be…
Rob Tapert: “…Army of Darkness 2…Everybody calls it Evil Dead 4 but Army of Darkness wasn’t called Evil Dead anywhere except by the fans.“ This suggests a return of Ash and Campbell.
Bruce Campbell on returning as Ash: “Sam threatens this every six months,” he told us during the same interview. ”I’ve heard this a thousand times, because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies. We all loved making them together. They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he’s not going to let that go, and I’m never going to say ‘no.’ It’ll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that’s what he does and who knows? It may happen.“
EVIL DEAD comes out April 5th. It doesn’t sound like it’s going to be the last one. We’ll keep you in the loop.