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Evil Dead sequel news: Army of Darkness and remake sequel rumors out of SXSW

Mar. 11, 2013by: Kevin Woods

It should come as no surpise that there is already talks of a sequel to the Fede Alvarez-directed remake of EVIL DEAD, especially when you consider the overwhelmingly positive response the film received at this weekends SXSW premiere of the gore-laden flick. Couple that with the guaranteed box office bank the film will undoubtably rake in, it's pretty much a no-brainer that the studio would demand a sequel.

During a QandA session following EVIL DEAD's SXSW screening, Alvarez addressed the crowd stating that he has already begun work on a screenplay for a sequel, demonstrating the producers and the studios faith that they have a hit on their hands. While it hasn't been set in stone as of yet, this is as close to an "official" announcement on the sequel as we can expect until the TriStar/Film District remake hits theaters on April 5.

Switching gears to other EVIL DEAD releated goodness, Ghost House Pictures producing partner Rob Tapert clarified earlier reports on the EVIL DEAD 4 rumors that have been running rampant on the internet, stating that the producers (and series creator/director Sam Raimi) were never talking about doing an Evil Dead 4 but actually doing a direct sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS. In his own words:

"That would be Army of Darkness 2. Everybody calls it Evil Dead 4 but Army of Darkness wasn't called Evil Dead anywhere except by the fans."

Except that isn't entirely true. The films original working title was EVIL DEAD 3 and the flick has been released in several territories under that title. But hey, we'll just go with what the man says. EVIL DEAD 4. ARMY OF DARKNESS 2. I don't care what they call it, just as long as they make it happen!

We'll keep you updated on the status of both films as we hear it.

Extra Tidbit: Which sequel are you most looking forward to?

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3:06PM on 03/11/2013
Look, I fucking love the trilogy as much as anyone else and all three films are placed on three different spots on my top 20 favorite horror films of all time. However, just let the films be. I wouldn't want to see an Evil Dead 4 and have it completely sucking so that we'll go "Yeah, I love the Evil Dead movies, except for the fourth." Let the trilogy be. As for the sequel to the remake, I could give a fuck less what they do with the remake.
Look, I fucking love the trilogy as much as anyone else and all three films are placed on three different spots on my top 20 favorite horror films of all time. However, just let the films be. I wouldn't want to see an Evil Dead 4 and have it completely sucking so that we'll go "Yeah, I love the Evil Dead movies, except for the fourth." Let the trilogy be. As for the sequel to the remake, I could give a fuck less what they do with the remake.
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11:48AM on 03/11/2013
Anything regarding Evil Dead/Army of Darkness is fine by me.
Anything regarding Evil Dead/Army of Darkness is fine by me.
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8:52AM on 03/11/2013
I always thought the best title for AOD was "The Medieval Dead" (i think in some regions it was called that). Anyhow at least this clarifies how they'll be able to have the reboot and the original series continue in consecutively (if Raimi finally makes it that is).
I always thought the best title for AOD was "The Medieval Dead" (i think in some regions it was called that). Anyhow at least this clarifies how they'll be able to have the reboot and the original series continue in consecutively (if Raimi finally makes it that is).
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