Alvarez Departs Now Defunct “Evil Dead 2”?

It looks like the epic plans for the reunification of the “Evil Dead” franchise may have been scrapped.

Fede Alvarez was the helmer behind the release of the “Evil Dead” remake/reboot back in April. Around that time he had already been indicating a script for a sequel was on the way.

He later also talked about an overall plan for the franchise which would see a sequel to the reboot, “Army of Darkness 2,” and then a film that would unite the two takes on the material.

Now, Alvarez and his co-writer Rodo Sayagues appear to no longer be a part of any of it. Sayagues tells Gorosito.TV (via STYD):

“Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved.

We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I don’t know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project.”

Instead, Alvarez and Sayagues are turning their attention towards the sci-fi feature “Machina”.