Original 'Evil Dead' and Remake Universes Could Collide in a Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
April 1, 2013
The remake of Evil Dead arrives in theaters this week, and last month we were surprised to learn that producer Sam Raimi (director of the original film from 1981) would take this summer to write Evil Dead 4. Then when news came that Raimi's Ghost House Productions banner was already looking at a sequel to the remake, we also heard that Evil Dead 4 was going to be more along the lines of Army of Darkness 2. Everyone still with us? Well, at WonderCon this past weekend, the horror remake had a panel with director Fede Alvarez who has big plans for the future of Evil Dead, including combining both franchises.
Alvarez confirms that he'd like to make a sequel to his remake while Raimi works on the Evil Dead 4/Army of Darkness 2 script, and ComingSoon says a seventh film would combine the worlds of both films for one hell of a finale. Franchise star Bruce Campbell commented, "I think seven is a nice number." Considering the tone of Army of Darkness and the remake of Evil Dead seem to be so different, it'll be interesting to see how the two worlds combine after each timeline gets their own sequel. Of course, this could all just be a pipe dream since Evil Dead has to perform well at the box office to even make this plan a possibility. Stay tuned.
Though this sounds too good to be true, I'm happy with the direction they're going on not only this remake but also with connecting the different universes. I think that's a genius idea, and it would indeed make for a great finale, as Campbell mentioned, to see the brutality of this new instalment mixed in with the fun and camp for the Army of Darkness.
thejon93rd on Apr 1, 2013
Oh Hell Yes!
Fidel Reyes on Apr 1, 2013
... april fools? I just watched a half hour QA of Evil Dead from the SXSW premiere, and Bruce Campbell stated that he wanted both worlds to be separate. so change of plans?
Jacob Denton on Apr 1, 2013
I hate to say it because I usually find out all of my movie news here first, but, IGN broke this story before April 1st. It is not an April Fools but I doubt it will ever happen. 🙁
Jon Chamberlain on Apr 1, 2013
April fools they be jerkin my chain..but maybe not?
Jim Dawkins on Apr 1, 2013
Yeah this isn't an april fools joke. This was confirmed a couple days ago.
Skynet300 on Apr 1, 2013
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