“Sam Raimi writing Evil Dead 4 this Summer”
The Spiderman and original Evil Dead Director Sam Raimi himself was in London to promote his latest film Oz the Great and Powerful (which comes out March 8th, 2013) when someone asked him about the possibility of Evil Dead 4. His response was “I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.”
If this seems strange its only because the Evil Dead Remake is scheduled to hit the SXSW Festival in just a few short weeks. So how on earth do they make a sequel? It is Sam Raimi after-all and all signs point to both the remake and its possible sequels will run parallel to the sequels to Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.
This is merely speculation of-course as the only thing we know for sure is that Sam Raimi plans to write Evil Dead 4 this summer with his brother Ivan Raimi. Good news, as these two have used the pen as their boom-stick in the past to write films such as Darkman, Army of Darkness and Drag Me to Hell. Who is that little guy over there you ask? (Spiderman 3), I wouldn’t worry about that little guy. We all make mistakes in life kids so let’s focus on the positive. All signs point to not one but two Evil Dead films coming soon!
The Evil Dead remake is scheduled to hit SXSW along with WeLiveFilm.com on March 8th, 2013 with a wide release on April 5th, 2013. Do you think it will be good enough to satisfy fans of the original? Or does it not count unless Raimi is behind the camera? Comment below!
Mike Holtz, WeWatchedAMovie