Some breaking news out of SXSW where we have a few reporters on the scene at the very first public screening for the Evil Dead remake.
Director Fede Alvarez told the crowd this evening that they have begun writing Evil Dead 2. Yes, a sequel to the remake is “officially” in the works. That demonstrates the studio (Sony, in this case) is confident in the remake, as are the producers (Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell) – 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.
The film opens in theaters April 5th.
Shock Till You Drop is speaking with Alvarez this weekend, stay tuned for more on the remake and its sequel soon!