Sam Raimi Considering Making Evil Dead 4 Already!
Not only did my favorite geek Sam Raimi share some fresh new clips from Drag Me to Hell today at Comic-Con, but he mentioned that he would love to make another Evil Dead movie! The unofficial title would be Evil Dead 4, since Army of Darkness is the sequel to Evil Dead II, and Raimi mentions that he's going to work on the script with his brother Ivan Raimi starting next week. This update arrives courtesy of our friends from Geeks of Doom who have been covering Comic-Con all weekend. Since we were out doing interviews with Seth Rogen and David Gordon Green of Pineapple Express, we didn't have a chance to catch any of the footage from Drag Me to Hell, but from what I heard it didn't sound too bad.
Raimi explained during Universal's surprise presentation for Drag Me to Hell, his other horror throwback, that he loves working with Bruce Campbell because "he's super willing to do anything to make it right. He's a very funny guy, but mostly he's got this quality where he will physically do anything to get the shot done right, so I would love to work with Bruce again because I'd love to test those limits." Raimi confirms that he would love to direct Evil Dead 4 and that it, in fact, is already "in the wheelhouse." This sounds eerily similar to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: after finishing a trilogy, he's coming back for a fourth movie 15 years later and the star (this time we're talking about Bruce Campbell) has aged so much that he would be a noticeably different kind of character.
If you're concerned that this would cause Raimi to skip out on Spider-Man 4, don't worry too much. Although he didn't confirm he would direct that fourth movie, Raimi did talk a lot about it, which makes us believe that Evil Dead 4 might be a long way out. In fact, Drag Me to Hell was first written back in the 90's when they made Army of Darkness and didn't even get made until now. If you're curious whether Raimi can still make great horror 15 years later, here's what people have said about the Drag Me to Hell footage so far. From Mike at Great White Snark: "Drag Me To Hell looks like the same schlocky humor horror with cheesy effects of Evil Dead." Anyone excited for Sam Raimi to return to the Evil Dead series?