UPDATE: Sam Raimi to write Evil Dead 4 script this summer


[UPDATE: Sam Raimi confirmed to Red Carpet News TV that he wants to write Evil Dead 4 this summer and make the film. Red Carpet News TV asked how the film would work alongside the upcoming Evil Dead remake and where the plot of Evil Dead 4 would start. See what Sam Raimi had to say after the cut. UPDATE 2: A day or so later, Sam Raimi dials back expectations.]

While in London promoting Oz the Great and Powerful, Sam Raimi nonchalantly dropped a bomb. During a press conference, Raimi got a question about another Evil Dead movie and responded with the following:

I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.

Who knows if Sam and Ivan Raimi will pick up old post-Army of Darkness plans for Evil Dead 4 or if they’ll start fresh. And of course, this wouldn’t be a good idea without Bruce Campbell on board. And it’s hard to say how this will play alongside the forthcoming Evil Dead remake.

So it’s a fever dream wrapped in a pipe dream right now, but you know what? Let’s be happy and hopeful about this just for a little bit before someone pops the balloon and slaps the ice cream cone out of our hands.

[Via Bleeding Cool; update via Red Carpet News TV]

From Red Carpet News TV:

Can Evil Dead 4 exist alongside the new Evil Dead remake?

We don’t think about anything too much, but thinking about it right now, yes. The new Evil Dead film doesn’t have the Ash character, it’s a brand new set of characters in a similar situation. So the Ash character is still either trapped in time in the far flung future in a blasted London, or he’s working in S Mart; based on either the Japanese version or the American version of the film. I’m not quite sure yet. That’s where Evil Dead 4 would probably pick up.

Hubert Vigilla
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