The 2013 remake of The Evil Dead has divided our community but there is no denying it has been a huge success. I am a traditionalist so as much as I enjoyed the remake for what it was I will be honest in saying I wish it had a different name. For me there is only one Evil Dead and that must have Ash played by Bruce Campbell leading the way.
There is no flexibility for me on this in the same way that Kurt Russell is the only one who can play Snake Plissken.
That said legions of old school horror fans and brand younger fans have made Evil Dead a monster success for SONY and the films producers which include Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Evil Dead (2013) according to RENTRAK has made $73,765,000 and that my friends is some staggering dollars.
The remake of Evil Dead had a budget of $17million so the fact it has brought in almost $74 million assures that all the sequel talk will be much more then just talk. The question is do fans want to see another Evil Dead?
I am certainly not against more but I would much rather see Sam Raimi and crew do an Army of Darkness sequel and bring Bruce Campbell back as an older, weathered hero who has one last battle with the Necronomicron and the Army of the Dead.
I am thinking Peter Jackson style action sequences with Bruce Campbell’s clever wit and Sam Raimi’s sharp writing.
As far as the sequel goes we found out in March that Fedez Alvarez is indeed working on writing a sequel. There is no real indication on where the story will take us. The big bomb shell dropped at the end of March was that the Evil Dead sequel would be tied to an Army of Darkness sequel and or reboot which would definitely see Bruce Campbell return as Ash.
Now that my friends is some exciting news! Up for more Evil Dead? Hit the comments below.