That 'Evil Dead' Reboot May Still Be Alive, But When Will We See It?
This is another one of those franchises that has had rumors and rumors about sequels, prequels and reboots for years. Most Evil Dead fans are waiting for Bruce Campbell to return to that universe for more undead madness, but Sam Raimi has moved up in Hollywood, focusing on blockbusters instead of horror (give or take Drag Me to Hell). Our last update on a potential reboot of the Evil Dead series was back in early 2009, when Raimi revealed that he was looking at getting a new director to take a crack at rebooting the franchise with their own style. There's a brand new quote from a producer and it's hopeful, but I'm still not optimistic.
Is it possible that Tapert and Raimi will revisit their psychotic roots with the long-rumored "Evil Dead" reboot?
"It's possible; we're looking at a script this month" Tapert said. "What's interesting about 'Evil Dead' is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience."
At least he's not saying it's dead like Y: The Last Man. That certainly makes sense, which probably explains why they decided to take Evil Dead on that theatrical US road show, touring it around to theaters in the US throughout last year. I'd love to see another Evil Dead hit theaters (and I'm sad I missed the tour last year) but it sounds like there's a lot to go through before this will ever happen. Above all else, and since there's not much news to report from this quote, I'm just happy to see a producer talk about how a film's true home is on the big screen, not on DVD or VOD or online. That I completely agree with. We'll continue to keep you updated and will let you know when or if we hear anything else about an Evil Dead remake/reboot/prequel.