The remake of the “Evil Dead” came and went last year without much of an impact. Some liked it, some hated it, most didn’t really care. That blood-soaked and much darker interpretation of Sami Raimi’s pulpy classic pulled in a solid $97 million worldwide – not bad for a low-budget horror film. Even so, there hasn’t really been a huge demand for a sequel.
Now it looks like we won’t be getting one. The film’s leading star and ‘final girl’, Jane Levy, tells Bloody Disgusting that there are currently no plans for a follow-up:
“I don’t think they’re gonna make it. I mean, they’re always coming up with a new thing – now I hear they’re making a TV show. I was like, what? [Laughs]. I honestly don’t know, but it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be an EVIL DEAD 2 anytime soon. At least, not with me in it.”
The story is similar for the future of the “Kick-Ass” franchise. While the first film was a bonafide critical and commercial success, the follow-up was a bit of a dud. Mark Millar, who created the comic tells CBR that there’s no plans to do one in the immediate future:
“With ‘Kick-Ass,’ it was a no brainer. It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That’s a slam dunk. You’re getting your sequel.
The second one didn’t make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means “The Lone Ranger.” But does that mean we’ll make another one again? I don’t know.
It’s definitely up in the air, and we’ll just have to see. Matthew [Vaughn] is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he’ll get it done well. And he’s got the movie rights, so it’s ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven’t discussed ‘Kick-Ass 3’ so who knows? The option is always open.”