Sam Raimi Will Start Writing the Script for 'Evil Dead 4' This Summer
Though a remake of Sam Raimi's cult classic horror film Evil Dead is on the way next month, it sounds like the original franchise will stay alive with an Evil Dead 4. That's right, after Raimi made the effort to stop another company from doing a sequel to his franchise, the director isn't just going to sit on the property. At a press conference for Oz: The Great and Powerful (hitting theaters next week), Raimi was asked about the potential sequel and he responded, "I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer." So that means two different Evil Dead universes at the same time.
As for the brother Raimi mentions in the press release transcript brought to our attention by Bleeding Cool, it's likely Ivan Raimi, who worked with the director on Drag Me to Hell and Army of Darkness. Honestly, this is pretty exciting, but it raises a lot of questions. The most important one will be if Bruce Campbell will return to play Ash, and that's likely an easy decision. We're not sure where the story could go after Army of Darkness got pretty silly, but fans of the series should certainly be excited. More than likely, Raimi will have some more answers when the Evil Dead remake from Fede Alvarez starts having press junkets. Until then, take solace in knowing that Raimi is planning Evil Dead 4. Cool?