Director Fede Alvarez told the crowd this evening that they have begun writing Evil Dead 2. Yes, a sequel to the remake. That demonstrates the studio (Sony, in this case) is confident in the remake, as are the producers, and they should be given the response the film received tonight in Austin, Texas.
So far, based on the various Twitter reactions, Evil Dead is a real "crowd pleaser." We'll have a review for you very soon.