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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Groovy! Sam Raimi to Start Work on Evil Dead IV

Yes, the nuggets of Comic-Con goodness just keep rolling in.

It's all in the super-preliminary stages right now, but Sam Raimi made some very interesting comments last night at the panel for his upcoming project, Drag Me to Hell, with regards to the future of his most beloved franchise. And if you think I'm talking about Spider-Man, then you're reading the wrong blog, pally.

According to the Geeks of Doom, Raimi stated that he planned to begin work on the script for a fourth Evil Dead film next week, along with his brother Ivan (who collaborated on the previous three pictures.) He also said he'd love to work with Bruce Campbell again, which sounds like he hasn't officially got him on board yet. But, come on now, how could you do an Evil Dead movie without him? I mean, it's not like he hasn't appeared in every single movie Raimi has ever made, anyway.

That said, Raimi is also involved with Spider-Man 4, although it's not known yet if he will direct. Should that happen, Evil Dead IV will no doubt slip down the list of priorities. Also, where does this leave the announced Evil Dead remake that Raimi is producing?

I'd be tempted to think the director was simply waxing nostalgic, but his comment about starting work next week seems awfully specific and premeditated. Let's hope he really is returning to his roots. Then we can start praying for Peter Jackson to get to work on Dead Alive II...

3 comments:

gord said...

Evil Dead 4 and Dead Alive 2 would be swell...(in extreme understatedness)

But am I the only one who would love to see a Frighteners 2?

ilovehorror said...

This can only end badly. I need only to direct you to the abysmal failure that was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Though successful, it was nothing more than George Lucas attempting to breathe life into a dying franchise. Now instead of a fantastic original trilogy, we get the trilogy plus one, which bogs the whole series down. The same thing would happen to Evil Dead 4, though I expect the outcome to be much, much worse, as Sam Raimi has lost all the respect I once had for him as a director and storyteller.

By the way, came to your site by way of Bloody-Disgusting, and I linked you on my own blog, which is more or less a repository for all the rants and raves I have about the horror industry. Sadly, there are more rants than raves at this moment, and probably will be until Michael Bay sees the error of his ways.

B-Sol said...

Thanks for the link. I'm in some pretty elite company there!

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