Sometimes the Internet is a harsh mistress, raising our hopes and then laughing manically as they come crashing down around us. All we can do is pick up the pieces and move on, though sometimes the bad news is enough to scar us for life. This time the Internet brings us the horrible words of Bruce Campbell who has stated that there will be no Army of Darkness sequel. (more…)
Apparently, in real life, the boomstick is his mouth.
Bruce Campbell took to the stage at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con on Friday, answering a direct fan question about the possibility of an Army of Darkness sequel, prompting the 55 year old big-chinned cult icon to say…
It’s been 10 years since the release of Freddy Vs Jason, the definitive face-off of two of horrors biggest icons. The film did enjoy success at the time of its release, earning just over $82 million at the domestic box office, but if it took nearly 20 years to figure out a way to get Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees together on the same sound stage. Figuring out what to do for sequel would have been murder (so to speak).
Producers went through various iterations, maybe Freddy and Jason would fight Pinhead next, or Michael Myers, but they eventually settled on Ash, the hero of the Evil Dead series played by Bruce Campbell. Apparently, New Line even talked to Sam Raimi and Campbell about this potential Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash, and things seemed to progressing well, until they didn’t. So what happened? Well, Freddy himself, actor Robert Englund, shed some light on the subject while at the Nashville Comic Expo. Here’s what Englund had to say according to ComicBook.com:
To be really honest with you guys, Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash—just say that five times fast—came this close [making an inch mark with his fingers] to being made as a movie,” said Englund. “Right around the time Sam Raimi was the richest man in Hollywood after Spider-Man, he had a big meeting with Bob Shaye of New Line Cinema, the people at Time Warner, and they were thinking seriously about making it.
But I think that Sam wanted Ash to win. Well, I liked that idea actually. I had this idea for a poster with Bruce Campbell with his abs all airbrushed like for 300 with his shirt open, standing there with my head under this arm and Jason’s head under this arm, and it would say, ‘Keep the world safe from sequels.’
I’m laughing already. It’s too bad the sequel didn’t happen, I have to say. I thought Freddy Vs Jason was an enjoyably campy romp and it would have been fun to see “The Chin” get in on the action. That’s Hollywood for you though, so many missed opportunities.
Since fans and critics everywhere have all but universally declared Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake even Eviler and Deader than the original – not to mention pulled in a tidy $26 million for the studio over the past weekend – it comes as no surprise whatsoever that talk of a sequel, or even a whole new franchise is in the air.
Alvarez and original Evil Dead trilogy star/J.R “Bob” Dobbs avatar Bruce Campbell recently sat down with IGN and rapped about the future of the Evil Dead series. With any luck, we’ll have both a second installment of Alvarez’s Evil Dead – AND Army Of Darkness 2 to look forward to…not to mention a possible crossover between the respective fictional universes.
Let’s give ‘em a listen, shall we?
In the meantime, I’ve yet to encounter anyone who has anything negative to say about the new Evil Dead. I haven’t been fortunate enough to see it, but I hope to remedy this soon.
Evil Dead is now playing at theaters nationwide.
This weekend, at WonderCon Anaheim, Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez and producer Bruce Campbell showed off some snazzy new footage from the reboot to an eager crowed. After which, the two took to the mics and fielded some questions. In the midst of all the fanfare, one fan brought up the possibility of both the original Evil Dead and this new franchise merging. The answer was quite surprising…
Bruce directed the question to Alvarez, who said it was dream to to see the two franchises eventually merge into some form of bloody entertainment. It wouldn’t be far fetched either, as fans of both iterations of the franchise have speculated the films take place in the same universe.
According to Fede, the plan would be to develop the sequel while Sam Raimi develops Army of Darkness 2 eventually merging both Mia, the hero of the Alvarez’s Evil Dead, and Ash’s stories together.
That in itself, sounds awesome. Something to which Campbell replied:
“I think seven is a nice number.”
Currently there is no sure fire confirmation in all of this, but it would be a welcome addition to the Evil Dead history having fresh blood working alongside Ash to destroy the Necronomicon. With Sam currently writing Army of Darkness 2 this summer and Fede’s work on this reboot any future sequel Ghost House Pictures or FilmDistrict has in mind could be the start of another trilogy of proper shock and awesome.
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With the positive Internet buzz surrounding director Fede Alvarez‘s reboot of the Evil Dead franchise Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have been considering tackling an Evil Dead 4 / Army of Darkness 2 movie. Fans have been asking Campbell about a sequel for years and now we’ve got news that Raimi will be working on a sequel script this summer with his brother.
In a recent interview with Empire Campbell said:
“The reception to this movie [Fede Alvarez' remake] has been pretty good so far, so it encouraged Sam and I to go, ‘well crap, maybe we should dust the old chainsaw off’, ” laughs Campbell. “If this movie helps us make another Army Of Darkness – Army Of Darkness 2 – then so be it.”
Evil Dead IV, Army Of Darkness 2… however you want to slice it. It’s random ideas in Sam’s head. Let’s not go crazy here. He’s just finished doing Oz, and he’s going to take some time off and he says he’s going to work on it this summer with his brother. He could be smoking cigars at a lakeside cabin for all I know, or he might actually be working, who knows?
When asked where the movie should start:
I would think the post-Apocalyptic because it gives great possibilities for an Omega Man movie, and who he might be fighting against. It would be a very interesting world. But I’m fine either way. I’m sure Sam will concoct some ridiculous story and an outrageous journey, so I don’t really care where it starts and ends.
The fun thing is working again with Sam Raimi. That’s the only reason to do these incredibly difficult movies than work for a guy who you really like working with and who you respect.
Is Campbell planning any changes to his iconic demon fighting character?
He’d still be an idiot and a loser and a blagger,” laughs Campbell. “I look forward to him coming back and screwing things up all over again!
I’d love to see more of Ash and Campbell’s Omega Man style movie would be fantastic.
We mentioned Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot and we’ve got a new Red Band clip below. It is kinda spoiler-ish though. Not that you didn’t expect everyone to get killed anyways. Take a look if you dare.
What do you think? I’m planning to see this in the theater and after watching that clip I don’t think I will drink anything before or during the movie. I don’t want to pee myself by accident.
With Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake fast approaching its release date, everyone ever involved with the franchise is getting harassed by fans and media who want to know more. Well, we happen to have heard a rumor or two and it looks like there could be plenty more in the future. First and foremost, Alvarez is all set to continue the story that he’s developed. Secondly, it looks like Sam Raimi, if he ever continues his own version, will be aiming at continuing Army of Darkness as opposed to the classic Evil Dead storyline.
Check it out after the jump.
Director Fede Alvarez‘s Evil Dead reboot of the Sam Rami horror classic has it’s second television spot hitting the small screen as well as the Internet today. We’ve got the video and a look at people’s reactions to the first television spot.
“In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
Evil Dead shocks it’s way onto theater screens on April 5th and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas.
We’ll start with the new TV spot so you can check out the newest footage.
Here’s a look at how people are reacting to the first Evil Dead TV spot.
What do you think? I wasn’t very interested when word first came out about the reboot and that Bruce Campbell wasn’t starring in the flick somewhere. The more I see of this remake though, the more excited I am to go see this movie in the theater. Audience reaction is a major part of my enjoyment of seeing a good horror movie in the theater. This movie looks to be a real shocker. Will you be screaming in the theater seat behind me?
Via: Bloody Disgusting
Why would they really move the movie forward a week? Was there some wellspring of demand, or was this just a dollars and cents decision? Let’s take a look at what else is releasing April 12th:
There are a couple more movies, but nothing in the class of Oblivion, Scary Movie 5, and Dark Circles.That sets the stage, a major tent pole star Tom Cruise movie that also garners the Sci-Fi crowd, A long running comedy horror franchise movie and another horror movie.
Now let’s take a look at what’s coming out April 5th:
Wow, the biggest thing is a 3D re-release of a 1993 hit movie. No other horror movies, no big tent pole actor movies, nothing to get in anyone’s field of vision while stepping up to the box office window to buy tickets. This may be the Hollywood-Smart-Move-of-the-Month. Those are few and far between my friends, few and far between.
I’m going to recommend this movie not for it’s delightful comedic horror and special effects. I’m going to recommend it to you because we should support people in Hollywood making decisions that make sense. Now if only we could get one of two of those people to work at Cartoon Network . . .
Mark your calender, April 5th, Evil Dead.
OH, here’s the trailer, if you haven’t already seen it a bazillion times already.