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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

Sam Raimi

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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  • Xerxexx
    I want.
  • Jon Odishaw
    This is the only way I would watch it
  • Ehsan Davodi
    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"
    • into the blue
      Goody little two shoes... goody little two shoes.....
  • Guest
    He looks like a hangovered Harry Potter in his 40s looking for his wand
  • Alex
    On this picture he looks like a hangovered Harry Potter in his 40s looking for his wand.
    • OfficialJab
      You're not alone.
  • cobrazombie
    20 years between sequels.
    • OfficialJab
      That's the current fad, I think.
  • http://www.michaelpshipley.com/ Michael P. Shipley
    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.
  • nomad82
    "Hey... what's that on your face???"
  • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
    YES! YES! YES! NOW!...Wow I think I want this a little too much!
  • Jim Dawkins
    YES!

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