No-one was as surprised as I was that I truly loved Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot/reimagining/sequel/prequel thing. Seriously, It was, in my opinion, a triumph in almost every way.
So, yes, I’ve been keen to see the next one, especially with the inclusion of THAT character at the end and the rumours of Sam Raimi coming back to make a sequel to Army of Darkness that would tie the two franchises together. Who would have thought the Evil Dead movies could create such a massive universe?
Anyway, Shock Til You Drop caught up with Alvarez and asked him if we’re getting a sequel to the $97 million grossing horror. His answer certainly has hope: “Sam is teasing Army of Darkness 2, which he is working on the script with his brother, but at the same time Evil Dead 2 is something we definitely want to do at some point. But part of the reason I think the last one was successful is because Sam took his time to find the right team of people to do it. We took the time to find the right script and all of that. If you had Evil Dead 2 coming out the following year, it’s just for the market, not because you’ve found the right idea. It takes time to find the right idea and that’s what we’re doing. It’s always in the background and always in our heads. And every time I talk with Sam, we’re bouncing around ideas to find what would be the perfect sequel.”
So, what do you think? It sounds like a sequel is coming, but it’ll be made with the right people and at the right time. We’re ok with that. Now, what was it again… Klatuu, Barada, Nikmm hmhm mhmhm…