“I’d love to make another one. I don’t think TV is in its future but we’re talking about – Bruce, Rob, and myself – one or two different ways to go for the next movie,” Sam Raimi said.
If you are a 90s kid, there is a pretty high chance the first movie that scared the living daylights out of you was probably Evil Dead. That movie was everything nightmares were made of. I mean what was not to like in Evil Dead? It had everything from jump scares, creepy monsters and whatnot.
It all happened in 1981, thanks to filmmaker Sam Raimi who gave us The Evil Dead, a story about a group of friends staying in a cabin in the woods, being hunted down by evil forces. *SPOILER ALERT* And guess who makes it out alive? It is none other than Ash Williams, played by Bruce Campbell, becoming the only survivor.
The iconic film paved the way for two sequels, a remake, many video games, and three seasons of the epic TV series 'Ash vs. Evil Dead.' And now Raimi has said that there might just be another Evil Dead movie on the cards and we cannot keep calm!
“I’d love to make another one. I don’t think TV is in its future but we’re talking about – Bruce, Rob, and myself – one or two different ways to go for the next movie,” Raimi spoke to Bloody Disgusting. “We’d like to make another Evil Dead feature and in fact we’re working on some ideas right now.”
But we still have no confirmation whether the new movie would have the Ash storyline, bringing back the legendary Bruce Campbell, or will it continue the storyline from the remake? Some fans also believe the new Evil Dead movie might have a completely different story altogether!
But don't worry, it looks like Raimi has it all covered. He has one idea if Bruce Campbell returns while he also has another plan if Campbell doesn't make it to the movie. However, Fede Álvarez, the director of the Evil Dead remake movie, might have a whole new idea altogether if he intends to come back.
“I would be thrilled if Bruce Campbell changed his mind about retirement, would come back for the original Evil Dead line,” Raimi said. “But if not, I’m very happy to work with, if Fede [Álvarez] would come back and make the sequel… but he’s such a big shot now. He’s so successful, an artist in demand, that I don’t think he’d want to do that. So I think you may see some action on the Evil Dead movie in the next six months,” Raimi concluded.
Meanwhile, in other news, the final season of Ash vs Evil Dead is now streaming on Netflix along with the first two seasons. We are also wondering if the show does, indeed, get good ratings on Netflix, the streaming platform may just give it a heads up for a fourth season. Now, that will be something else and we should all do our part!
Most critics believe that Ash vs Evil Dead had set a benchmark for future horror comedies like Stan Against Evil and Santa Clarita Diet. We all loved watching our beloved Ashley J. Williams on the show and it is about time, he made a comeback to the small screen.