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Fede Alvarez Reveals Sam Raimi is Directing 'Army of Darkness 2'?

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October 28, 2013
Source: Fede Alvarez

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Just one week ago, Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell was joking about coming back as a geriatric Ash for the gestating Army of Darkness 2, which is what producer Rob Tapert revealed Evil Dead 4 would turn out to be. Now it sounds like the film might be getting closer to reality. Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez was asked on Twitter if he would be at the helm of Army of Darkness 2, and the director matter-of-factly revealed some exciting news for fans by saying, "Sam Raimi will!" And since Alvarez has been working with Ghost House Pictures, he would likely be in the loop as to what's going on with the project.

It would make sense for Raimi to come back to the franchise because in addition to working on the script, Alvarez also discussed the possibility of merging the universes of his remake and the original series in a seventh film that would follow Army of Darkness 2 and Evil Dead 2 (the remake's sequel already in development). It would be pretty magnificent if this whole plan came together, but for now, the project is still sauntering through development, so we're not sure how soon either of these sequels might get off the ground, especially with Alvarez taking on Dante's Inferno at Universal. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

I want.

Xerxexx on Oct 28, 2013

2

This is the only way I would watch it

Jon Odishaw on Oct 28, 2013

3

If ask me "Which Part of EVIL DEAD series is WEAKEST PART" without any salutation i say : ARMY of DARKNESS (I love whole 4part anyway) I wish mr,Raimi takes back to THE THAT DAMN WOODS! "EVIL ALIVE"

Ehsan Davodi on Oct 28, 2013

4

Goody little two shoes... goody little two shoes.....

into the blue on Oct 29, 2013

5

He looks like a hangovered Harry Potter in his 40s looking for his wand

Guest on Oct 28, 2013

6

On this picture he looks like a hangovered Harry Potter in his 40s looking for his wand.

Alex on Oct 28, 2013

7

You're not alone.

OfficialJab on Oct 28, 2013

8

20 years between sequels.

cobrazombie on Oct 28, 2013

9

That's the current fad, I think.

OfficialJab on Oct 28, 2013

10

If this isnt a duh moment I dont know what is. Of course Raimi will direct. Its his love child. And Campbell, who just confirmed he's in for AoD2, has stated many times he would only do AoD2 if Raimi directed. Why all the excitement? There was never any doubt.

Michael P. Shipley on Oct 28, 2013

11

"Hey... what's that on your face???"

nomad82 on Oct 29, 2013

12

YES! YES! YES! NOW!...Wow I think I want this a little too much!

Jimmy Love on Oct 30, 2013

13

YES!

Jim Dawkins on Oct 30, 2013

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