Sam Raimi Is Exploring Ideas for New Evil Dead Movie

Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams in The Evil Dead II

Director Sam Raimi says that he is exploring ideas for a new Evil Dead movie. Raimi started the Evil Dead franchise back in 1981 when he made the first film with his friend Bruce Campbell. Raimi returned to direct Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, both of which have garnered a cult following like the original.

Rumors and reports have been circulating for years about a possible Evil Dead 4, but the film still hasn't happened. In 2013, the series got a reboot from director Fede Alvarez starring Jane Levy. The film didn't directly connect to the previous Evil Dead movies, but did have several Evil Dead easter eggs as well as a cameo from Campbell after the credits. Campbell and Raimi returned in 2015 for the TV show Ash vs Evil Dead, but the series was canceled after three seasons. Campbell has since retired as Ash Williams, but Raimi revealed that a new film might be on the way.

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In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Raimi mentioned that Evil Dead probably wouldn't continue as a TV show saying, "I'd love to make another one. I don't think TV is in its future but we're talking about- Bruce [Campbell], Rob [Tapert] and myself- one or two different ways to go for the next movie. We'd like to make another Evil Dead feature and in fact we're working on some ideas right now". He also mentioned that he'd like to work with Campbell again, but if the actor decides to keep Ash in retirement, then he would also be happy to work with Alvarez on a sequel to the reboot. Raimi also mentioned a third possibility for the film, but didn't go into detail on what that might entail. Raimi concluded the interview by teasing that fans might hear some news about a new Evil Dead movie within six months.

Bruce Campbell in Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3

Campbell is returning to voice Ash for an Evil Dead video game, but there is no telling if he would return for another film. Campbell is supportive of the Evil Dead franchise continuing without him and even called the Alvarez's reboot fabulous. Alvarez himself has discussed the possibility of a sequel to his film, saying that Evil Dead 2 could happen once they find the right story.

The original three Evil Dead films have a cult status, but the reboot in 2013 is also regarded as one of the better horror reboots out there. At one point, there was word of an Evil Dead crossover involving Ash and the characters from the reboot, but that hasn't come to fruition. The Evil Dead franchise has had a loyal fan base since 1981, so fans would no doubt be thrilled to see the series continue in some form, preferably with Campbell back as Ash. However, Raimi has teased a fourth Evil Dead movie before and even Army of Darkness 2, so fans will just have to stay patient these next six months to see what happens.

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Source: Bloody Disgusting

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