Evil Dead IV, which may simply be titled The Evil Dead, is a reboot/quasi-remake that has been gestating in the bowels of Hades since at least 2004. It seems that producer Sam Raimi, who wrote and directed the first three films in the franchise, is moving forward with this low-budget horror splatstick endeavor, and he has hired director Federico Alvarez to take the reigns.
Federico Alvarez, called Freddy by his friends and associated, is best known for his 5 minute short Panic Attack!, which features giant robots attacking Montevideo. He will make The Evil Dead for Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Mandate.
Apparently, Sam Raimi is in the Detroit, Michigan area with Federico Alvarez, hoping to cast The Evil Dead before he embarks on his own directorial endeavor Oz: The Great and Powerful. It has been rumored that Ash, an iconic character personified by the great Bruce Campbell, may be cast as a female in this adaptation.
Over the weekend, Bruce Campbell had this to say about the reboot.
"Believe in the remake, dog! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."