Megastar Bruce Campbell Talks Evil Dead 4!
One of the most exciting bits of news to come out of Comic-Con was Sam Raimi confirming that Evil Dead 4 was already in the works. Hearing that news was almost as good as winning the lottery, but alas, we've got to wait for this. Raimi did at least confirm that star Bruce Campbell would probably return because "he's super willing to do anything to make it right" and Raimi "would love to work with Bruce again." It was only a matter of time before someone finally caught up with the man himself, megastar Bruce Campbell. Ah yes, listening to Bruce talk about Evil Dead is like listening to Beethoven play the piano. I don't even care that what he says really doesn't mean anything, because it's still music to my ears. Care to listen?
When Raimi mentioned it at Comic-Con, he didn't mention much. However, Campbell tells MTV that they have been discussing a fourth film. Obviously we don't know where the story will take them, considering at the end of Army of Darkness in 1992 he was back at S-Mart kicking she-bitch ass in modern day. But Campbell did say Raimi would factor in the age into the film. "Sam gets to hide behind the camera. I can't. But I think he's planning on factoring that in. As like a major factor. It'd be a major liability, you know Ash runs out of breath or his back goes out and [stuff] like that," Campbell explains. "So there's a little bit of truth to all of that!" As for any prep time, Campbell adds: "When he's ready, I'm ready."
They go on to ask him the quintessential question - if Indiana Jones went the "old man" route and included Shia LaBeouf as the new, young sidekick, would Evil Dead 4 do the same? "I think the audience would be insulted if you did, because then you feel this obvious pressure to appeal. The beauty of the Evil Dead movies is that you're only appealing to one demographic and that's people who like horror movies. And you just have to please them. You don't have to appeal to the studio. You're already pleasing them by giving them part 4." Not only does Bruce Campbell kick ass, but he's smart, too! I just hope Raimi is smart enough himself to make sure that aspect of the Evil Dead movies is still intact when he makes the fourth.
As excited as all of this should make you, unfortunately Campbell confirms that it's all just "smoke and mirrors at this point" and that "nobody knows anything." Thank you MTV for brightening my day with a little bit of Bruce Campbell love. Now we just cross our fingers and sit back and hope that it all happens. We can dream, I suppose, and dream about Evil Dead 4 with Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi and more she-bitches, I shall. We leave you with this final bit of wisdom straight from Campbell's mouth - oh how sweet it would be. "I mean if we were really smart [though], we'd go back to a handheld movie and shoot it in 16mm and find someplace in the middle of nowhere. And have a crew of 10 people. If we were smart."
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
Hell yes! Bruce Campbell and the movies have huge cult status. Now that Bruce is on Burn Notice the time is right for a 'washed up Ash' to be called to fight again, and given Raimi's directing creds I think they can make this movie with a decent budget and still stay true to the roots..I would love to see this movie.
Kyle A. Koyote on Aug 14, 2008
CANT FUCKING WAIT!!!!!!
REAL6 on Aug 14, 2008
marc on Aug 14, 2008
Sam Raimi is a has been. A washed up hack who needs to step away from previous projects to bolster what little career he may be capable of resurrecting. Whatever good he did in Spiderman, he thoroughly ran into the ground. This would be the same for Evil Dead. Enough with rehashing good things and giving them the reverse Midas touch. Who cares? You really want to see Sam Raimi ruin Evil Dead? Fools all of you, it's like you crave to spend money to support all the weaker elements of cinema. "Nobody knows anything" indeed, especially Raimi. Sure, GOOOOOOOoooooo Bruce, but GOOOOOOOoooooo away Raimi
Voice Of Reason on Aug 14, 2008
I'm kind of with Voice of Reason... Campell is the man and Raimi can be great imo. Unless they were to come up with something very good as far as script goes I say let sleeping dogs lie. They wrapped it all up nice and neat in AoD. If they are going to do it right then great, if not then let it be.
shane on Aug 14, 2008
I think they should make it and go the scary as hell route.
Shane on Aug 14, 2008
The idea of the aged ass-kicker is coming into it's fruition. The Evil Dead movies were fun, but they had their faults. And about the Spiderman movies. They were fun, but were they really quality pictures. If they make it, I'll probably see it, but with crossed fingers. Don't geek out yet. This could suck the big one.
JL on Aug 14, 2008
I heard that JL sucks the big one. Slurrrrrrrrrp!
JP on Aug 14, 2008
Ryan on Aug 14, 2008
Oh please yes. This is what Sam Raimi should be doing instead of Spider man.
John on Aug 15, 2008
Alex you wrote : Obviously we don't know where the story will take them, considering at the end of Army of Darkness in 1992 he was back at S-Mart kicking she-bitch ass in modern day. ....................................................... No .... It is not the only end there is an alternative end : He came out from the cave and he was with a lot of beard and mustache and he was horrified and we see the Bib Ben Clock tower broken and he scream : Oh God ... No ...No .... I slept for to long ... ( and he fall on his knees ) ... The End . 😉 It was kind a future broken world ... ( maybe by the Evil Dead creatures ) ...and soon I will put some photos in my blog for that alternative end ... 😉
Shero on Aug 15, 2008
I say Ash is a veteran. Like he's been fighting she-bitches since 92(and still works at s-mart) ha, maybe. It's about time Old School American Horror made a come back and Evil Dead is just the movie to do that.
Dustyman1505 on Aug 15, 2008
Now take a look to the alternative end for the Army of the Darkness on my blog : http://blog.myspace.com/shero_rauf ( Friday, August 15, 2008 )
Shero on Aug 15, 2008
It make sense in the Army of Darkness he went back in time and now he will go to the future ... 😉 I mean a destroyed future by Evil dead creatures 😉 and in London ...I love London and I hope he will use the same idea ...
Shero on Aug 15, 2008
I say, No. But it seems inevitable in this current climate of movie-making. (Don't get me wrong, Bruce Campbell is great, and it's cool to see him in Burn Notice regularly.)
avoidz on Aug 16, 2008
"Megastar Bruce Campbell"? LMAO!!! Vic
ScreenRant.com on Aug 16, 2008
Alex what is going on ? You feel shame that you had no idea about that alternative end ? is it the reason you don't use the word Sorry ? or editing your topic ? I was critiqueing you before for your idiot opinions ( not all of them but most of them )...now I am critiquing you because your wrong information and miss leading ... and not respecting some people who are better and have more information than you .... I am really surprised are there other people who read your stuff before publishing it ? and how the hell no one of you have any idea about that alternative end ? But the point is not that ...the point is why you shut your mouth when some one correct you or give you more information .... You always do that even for some real correct critics on your opinions ...but this one is not critic ... it is just helping you to give more correct information ...nothing ells ... But you are the same ....You have no word to defend your self when they critiquing you ...and you have no words to say when you make mistake ...and even you have no word to people who want to help you ... !!!!! By the way I don't ask you for the word Sorry or Thanks ..I am asking you to edit your information in this Article nothing ells 😉
Shero on Aug 16, 2008
Shero: WOW! There's an alternate ending?! That's crazy! I GUARANTEE every true fan of Evil Dead knows about the other ending so shut the eff up you tireless ranting douchbag. Consider this from Alex as well, I'm sure he would agree, taint.
Tim on Aug 17, 2008
Are you talking to me ?!!! OK Here we go again : Why you must speak in behave of Alex ? Who asked you ? if you are not one of his bitches or maybe him self .... Who spoke to you ? Why so Serious ... ? If he was really a big fan of Evil Dead why then he mentioned : ( Obviously we don't know where the story will take them, considering at the end of Army of Darkness in 1992 he was back at S-Mart kicking she-bitch ass in modern day. ) That mean shut the fuck up ...he had no idea about that alternative end ...or maybe he forgot .... take a look to Spill.com and see what they put for the same article ? Of course after my blog .... After all why are you so mad about ...I didn't ask for Thanks or Sorry I ask him to change - Edit his limited information ...nothing ells ... I will make a magic trick !!!! Do you want to be part in it ?
Shero on Aug 18, 2008
I want to see you make yourself disappear Shero.
MBD on Aug 29, 2008
MBD - hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man you made me cry laughing . it looks like he made the magic trick and disappear , long time non words from him !
horrormoviefan on Sep 6, 2008
This is AWESOME!!! I hope this really happens.......You have my vote.
Tonyd7826 on Jan 11, 2009
Hail to Bruce Campbell, Baby!!!!!
AOD4 on Jan 11, 2009
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