Ok, so with the new Evil Dead reboot hitting cinemas this Friday and Raimi talking about making a sequel to The Army of Darkness, it looks like we are soon to be knee-deep in deadites. Groovy.
Yes, with the new movie getting fantastic early reviews if you like your horror nasty and tastless – who doesn’t? – and the original trilogy still among our favourite trilogies – Wars, Back To The Future, Indy – what fourth movie? – we’re really excited to see the return of Ash, Bruce Campbell, for a fourth deadite slaying adventure.
Buuuuuut…. how can these two franchises exist together? Well, according to aintitcool, Fede Alvarez, director of the new reboot, has a clear vision in his head which Bruce Campbell shared at Wondercon: ‘He’d like to make a sequel to this one while Sam Raimi moves forward with Army of Darkness 2. Then, both worlds would combine for a final, seventh film. I think seven is a nice number.’
We kind of love this idea too. Does it mean the new series will have to get more ‘comedy’ as they move on? We’re not sure, but whatever happens – and this is all just here-say at the minute – we love the notion.