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Evil Dead 2 not happening with Fede Alvarez at the helm

10.30.2013by: Eric Walkuski

With the recent encouraging news that ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 has some life in it comes sad news on the "other" EVIL DEAD front: Fede Alvarez, the director of the EVIL DEAD remake that hit back in the spring, is no longer attached to the project.

Interestingly, it seems as though he hasn't been on board for a while, but this is the first we're hearing of his departure. The news comes from the Spanish site Gorosito.TV (via STYD); Alvarez's co-writer on the remake, Rodo Sayagues, told the outlet the following:

Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie wonít happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I donít know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project."

Naturally, this doesn't mean the project is dead; it grossed just south of $100 million worldwide off a budget of $17 million, so the producers are likely eager to rev up a sequel. But it appears as though we won't be seeing EVIL DEAD 2 anytime soon.

Don't fret for Alvarez, however. He's heading up Universal's bigscreen adaptation of the popular video game DANTE'S INFERNO.


Alvarez, producer Rob tapert, and Sayagues

Extra Tidbit: Are you less enthusiastic about EVIL DEAD 2 now that Alvarez is not involved?
Source: Gorosito.TVSTYD

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4:58PM on 10/30/2013
I'm happy to hear this.I'm skeptical of a Army of Darkness 2 will ever happen but I feel more postive that will happen dispite what Bruce Campbell has stated.See that Evil Dead remake was the worst remake I've seen and I feel like Sam Raimi is actually writting the script for Army of Darkness 2 as a apology film for the loyal Evil Dead fans.Bruce Campbell was vague with both his postive & negative interbiews for it's being made so I feel like Bruce doesn't know whats going on. I hope Fede the
I'm happy to hear this.I'm skeptical of a Army of Darkness 2 will ever happen but I feel more postive that will happen dispite what Bruce Campbell has stated.See that Evil Dead remake was the worst remake I've seen and I feel like Sam Raimi is actually writting the script for Army of Darkness 2 as a apology film for the loyal Evil Dead fans.Bruce Campbell was vague with both his postive & negative interbiews for it's being made so I feel like Bruce doesn't know whats going on. I hope Fede the best with his other projects and hopefully he will prove himself a worthy director after a few atleast compediently films before he ever touches another franchise.
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11:05AM on 10/30/2013

Figured as much...

When he signed on for Dante's Inferno and his own sci-fi flick earlier in the year I figured he was gone. Somebody else could easily make a sequel, but the fact that he supposedly had ideas and plans for where the sequel would go makes me disappointed that he won't be involved at all in shepherding that. I mean, talking a big game about how different you want to make the sequel, then completely walking away from it for greener pastures rubs me the wrong way.
When he signed on for Dante's Inferno and his own sci-fi flick earlier in the year I figured he was gone. Somebody else could easily make a sequel, but the fact that he supposedly had ideas and plans for where the sequel would go makes me disappointed that he won't be involved at all in shepherding that. I mean, talking a big game about how different you want to make the sequel, then completely walking away from it for greener pastures rubs me the wrong way.
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5:03PM on 10/30/2013
Trust me this is great news nobody really wanted a sequel to the most pointless film ever made.Sam Raimi is more postive about the Army of Darkness 2(Evil Dead 4) something fans wanted so that means that will go into production most likeley and I'm happy about that.Fede has a talent that wasn't proper for anything Evil Dead related.
Trust me this is great news nobody really wanted a sequel to the most pointless film ever made.Sam Raimi is more postive about the Army of Darkness 2(Evil Dead 4) something fans wanted so that means that will go into production most likeley and I'm happy about that.Fede has a talent that wasn't proper for anything Evil Dead related.
10:57AM on 10/30/2013
Aww, I wish he had stayed on the project.
Aww, I wish he had stayed on the project.
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