With the positive Internet buzz surrounding director Fede Alvarez‘s reboot of the Evil Deadfranchise 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 EmpireCampbell 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.
News that the release date has been moved up one week for Fede Alverez‘s remake of Sam Rami‘s 1981 cult horror movie Evil Dead was brought to us by none other than the original star and producer of the remake, Bruce Campbell. You can check out Campbell’s tweet below, his usual flair and style come through, even with only 142 characters to work with.
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.
If you thought your elementary school librarian was tough on kids with overdue books you haven’t seen anything yet because when Hell’s librarian is pissed . . . all . . . hell . . . breaks . . . loose in Sam Raimi‘s Evil Deadreboot.
We’ve got a good look in and outside the book in question in the pictures above and below.
I hate it when the people I have loaned books to write in, spill food on, fold corners, or any other of the myriad of ways people have mishandled my books. I can only imagine how Hell’s Librarian would react to the mistreatment above.
If your gonna try to read something like this, don’t read it out loud, don’t even move your lips, and don’t read it while I am in the same universe as you.
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.
Directed by Fede Alverez and produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.
Evil Dead hits theater screens on April 12th, 2013.
Fans shook fists in disapproval when it was announced The Evil Dead, a cult classic film, was to be remade. Pitchforks and torches came out when it was revealed that original creator Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell were not gonna be in charge. Instead, newbie Hollywood director Fede Alverez and writer Diablo Cody were given the honors. While the jury is still out on Alverez, Ms. Cody’s involvement however, calmed the fan stampede. She wrote Juno. Bitches love Juno.
Cody recently spoke with Collider, while doing press for Young Adults. During the interview she revealed details about her involvement, which consisted of writing dialogue and character portions. We need not worry about Cody “infusing Evil Dead with “wacky dialogue and cute stuff” from Juno.”.”
Here is an excerpt from Cody’s interview:
“I know, honestly I was so excited to do it. I wouldn’t have even gotten involved if Sam [Raimi] and Bruce Campbell hadn’t been involved as well, they’re producing it, and so of course I was like “Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact. But I was nervous to take the job because I thought “Ugh, I’m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I’m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and it’s like “No, look I understand what this is. I’m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original.” I feel like people will hopefully see Young Adult and go “Oh, okay that’s a horrifying movie maybe she could pull it off.”
It’s pretty a horrible idea to mess with a classic; it is guaranteed to be constantly compared to the original. With that said, an all new film with the same premise but a new set of characters could be somewhat promising. I’m still nervous about this Alverez fellow, but Cody seems to get it. Plus Raimi and Campbell have a hand in it, so maybe that counts for something right?