Reboots, reboots, reboots. Can’t get enough of them, right? Bullshit. Can we collectively, once and for all, start a petition that disallows movie companies to ‘remake’ or ‘reboot’ any movie or franchise if it is less than thirty years old? (Oh shit, what? Evil Dead *IS* 30 years old? OK then, 35 years old. Yeah!) All right, here’s the scoop.
There has always been a lot of talk about whether or not there would be another movie in the Evil Dead series, or if they would just reboot the entire thing. (NO! BAD!) But the rumors are making their way around again, and it looks like something that could be in the works. This is what Robert Tapert had to say about the whole thing from STYD:
“It’s possible; we’re looking at a script this month,” Tapert told Freep.com during an interview concerning Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. “What’s interesting about ‘Evil Dead’ is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.”
For those of you not in the know, Tapert operates Ghost House Pictures with Sam Raimi, so he would definitely be one of the “in the know” people if this project were really going to happen. Now, I wouldn’t mind another sequel so long as Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) makes his triumphant return. But a reboot is complete shit. No one would be able to fill Bruce Campbell’s sexy shoes, and no one should be allowed to try!
What do you think? Yay, Nay, Hell Fucking Nay? Let us know about your outrage in the comments. If you’re not outraged… why are you here?