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Up until this point there really hasn't been too much information about the next movie in the EVIL DEAD franchise. Filmmaker/producer Sam Raimi recently offered an update on the project over on Reddit during an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A discussion to promote THE GRUDGE. The last that we had heard, Bruce Campbell is retired from playing Ash Williams, but he will continue to be involved as a producer with a new filmmaker being brought in to work on the next installment.
“Bruce, [Robert Tapert] and I are working with a young [filmmaker] who is writing a new Evil Dead story that he will direct,” Raimi wrote. “As for me.... I would love to direct a new Evil Dead movie... but I'd really like to do it with Bruce. And he says he's retired the character. I hope not.”
Pertaining to Fede Alvarez’s 2013 remake, the option is still there to continue.
“If Fede would write or direct it,” Raimi added when asked if that movie could get a sequel. “Yes, in a split second!”
He also went on about the original EVIL DEAD and how that came together, explaining, “Bruce, Rob and I were just trying to break into the business. Trying as hard as we could to make a movie good enough to play in [the drive-ins]. We were thrilled when it did. Never had any expectations beyond that. Horror movies were not even a thing that you would consider to be highly praised, unless you were talking about the Cabinet of Doctor Caligari or Frankenstein,” he continued. “Those were very rare. I never considered it as anything other than it was. A good drive-in flick. I'm surprised it's lasted this long.”
Who knows what will become of the EVIL DEAD franchsie. We will keep you posted as we hear it.