There’s been talk of a fourth “Evil Dead” for pretty much as long as I’ve been doing this website – around fifteen years. Well it seems that things might be finally moving on it after all.
Yesterday Dread Central reported that a fourth film has been gearing up for production in Detroit with Sam Raimi’s regular collaborator, editor Bob Murawski (“Spider-Man,” “The Hurt Locker”) heading there soon to work on the project.
At the same time actor Bruce Campbell said on Twitter “Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.”
Then today, Bloody Disgusting reports that Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind the hyped robot invasion short “Panic Attack!”, is set to direct the film. Alvarez scored a deal with Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures back in 2009, so this would keep it in-house.
More as this shakes out as right now there’s some big questions regarding scheduling, who’s involved and in what capacity.