Could there be life in the old Evil Dead dog yet…? Maybe.
With barely a week going by these days without some mention of further possible Evil Dead offerings, now Sam Raimi has chimed in on the chance of fans seeing something Evil Dead in the future.
If you remember, Ash vs. Evil Dead was cancelled last year and star Bruce Campbell stated how he’d officially retired as Ashley J. Williams. Now, Raimi has offered up hope that early work has already begun on a new Evil Dead picture.
Speaking to Bloody-Disgusting during press work for Alexandre Aja’s Crawl (which Raimi is producer on), the horror fave teased, “I’d like to make another one. I don’t think TV is in its future, but we’re talking about – Bruce, 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.”
With Campbell having hung up his chainsaw, Raimi revealed that there is currently a plan in place should he be able to coerce Campbell out of Ash retirement, then there is another idea in place to move ahead with a sequel to Fede Alvarez’s impressive Evil Dead reboot should Campbell not be keen, and even a third plan should either of these projects not be able to move forward.
Raimi ended this chat by added, “I think you may see some action on the Evil Dead movie in the next six months.”
So, it certainly looks, whether with Bruce Campbell involved or not, there’s certainly something brewing on the Evil Dead franchise.
As ever, expect more on all things Evil Dead as we get it.