The sequel is on hold after director Fede Alvarez left to pursue other opportunities.
Sad news to report for horror fans today. According to Evil Dead reboot star Jane Levy, the sequel Evil Dead 2 may never happen. At least, not anytime soon.
Even before last year's well received Evil Dead remake hit theaters, director Fede Alvarez claimed that Evil Dead 2 was on the fast track. Around this same time, director of the original 1981 The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi claimed he was making his own franchise sequel titled Army of Darkness 2, a follow up to the third installment, 1993's Army Of Darkness. The end of the Evil Dead remake even set up a future clash between cult icon Bruce Campbell as Ash, and new horror heroine Mia, played by Jane Levy.Read More
Yesterday, Evil Dead screenwriter Rodo Sayagues Mendez revealed in an interview that he and director Fede Alvarez have parted ways with Evil Dead 2. However, Fede Alvarez shot down the report on his Twitter page.
"@MikeMcCabeSad Apparently @fedalvar won't be working on Evil Dead 2, very ungroovy" Don't believe everything you read online...— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) October 31, 2013Read More
Back in March, director Fede Alvarez brought his Evil Dead remake to South by Southwest, where he excitedly revealed that Evil Dead 2 is already in the works.
We haven't heard anything concrete about the sequel since that initial announcement in March, so it isn't known if producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell still plan on moving forward.Read More
Friday night, Fede Alvarez brought his Evil Dead remake to SXSW, where it was met with a thunderous crowd response. After the movie was over, the director confirmed that Sony Pictures is moving forward on Evil Dead 2 and that a screenplay is already in the works.
This news shows how confident Sony Pictures, and the film's producers, Robert G. Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, are in the project. The producers were all involved in the original The Evil Dead, upon which this movie is based.Read More