You guys may remember some news a while back about an unauthorized Evil Dead 4 sequel entitled Evil Dead 4: Consequences. The film was set to be produced via Award Pictures but was soon issued a lawsuit by Sam Raimi and that was the last we heard.
Today, however we have learned that Sam Raimi has prevailed in the court case. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Raimi has put a stop to Award Pictures from producing the unauthorized Evil Dead 4: Consequences.
Per the site, “In preparing Evil Dead 4: Consequences, Award Pictures went to the trademark office and argued that since Rami’s first film came out in 1981, his company exhibited a lack of control over it, allowing it to be used as titles in 20 other motion pictures. Additionally, Award pointed to Raimi’s comment in a 2000 book that he would never do a sequel as proof that the “Evil Dead” trademark was abandoned.”
When the lawsuit was filled, Award Pictures’ president Glenn McCrae failed to respond in court which soon led to Raimi’s victory. While McCrae failed to retain a lawyer in time, he still plans to challenge the ruling, but I’m pretty sure this is a closed case and we won’t be seeing any unofficial Evil Dead sequels in any time soon.