News

Sam Raimi Offers an Evil Dead IV Update

Source:   Bleeding Cool
March 3, 2013


Sam Raimi delighted fans of his Evil Dead series on Friday when he announced that he and his brother, Ivan, would be working on a script for Evil Dead IV this summer. Today, Bleeding Cool caught up with the Oz The Great and Powerful director and learned that, while Raimi's hopes for the sequel are high, the film itself is far from a sure thing.

"I would like to work on the script over the summer," he explains. "That much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans... I am thinking about it, but a crowd goes 'Come on Sam, do it!' so I said 'Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it.' But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit."

The Evil Dead series began in 1981 with the self-proclaimed "Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror" and continued in 1987's semi-sequel/semi-remake Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, finally concluding (for the time being) with 1992's Army of Darkness. Although the franchise has continued through video games and comic books, hope for a big screen sequel seemed dashed when Raimi announced that he would be producing Fede Alvarez's upcoming remake of the first film, set for release on April 5.

The brother Raimi mentions is older brother, Ivan Raimi, with whom Sam co-wrote Army of Darkness and Drag Me to Hell (among other projects).

"I was saying to Ivan 'Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?'" Raimi continues, "and he said 'They want you to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!' I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it… I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it."

Check back for updates as they become available and catch Oz The Great and Powerful in theaters March 8.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)


| 7 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Gotham Coming to Netflix Members Around the World
Dax Shepard to Write, Direct and Star in the CHiPs Movie
Walt Disney Animation Studios Reveals a 2-Minute Clip from Big Hero 6
Frozen Characters to Return in New Animated Short, Frozen Fever
The New Trailer and Poster for The Equalizer
How to Train Your Dragon 3 Pushed Back to 2017
Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland Coming to New York Comic Con
Netflix Orders Third and Final Season of Hemlock Grove
Vince Vaughn to Star in The Politician, Produced by Seth Rogen
Universal Pictures Inks Three-Year Deal with Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout
Warner Bros. Dates Shane Black's Crime-Drama, The Nice Guys
Ross Katz to Direct Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' The Choice
The Weekend Warrior's Summer 2014 Box Office Wrap-Up
Hunt or be Hunted in the Official Poster for The Walking Dead Season 5
The New Trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent Hits!
Toronto International Film Festival 2014: A Preview in Pictures - Part 1
Game of Thrones Swordsman Joins the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII
This Week on Blu-ray and DVD: September 2, 2014

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners