A sequel to Army of Darkness is something that most horror fans have been waiting to see for a long time. Somewhere around twenty-two years. The third film in Sam Raimi’s much beloved ‘Evil Dead’ trilogy, Army of Darkness ends on a little bit of a cliffhanger. Spoilers? You’ve had twenty something years to see the movie. We’re going ahead with it.
Recently, Raimi, Fede Alvarez, and Campbell made a remake/sequel to the first installment. The film did pretty well in theaters, it made some money, and it proved that there’s still a large portion of the population who will go out and spend money on Evil Dead.
Both Alvarez and Raimi have said that they’re planning on merging the franchises. Supposedly, Alvarez is going to make an Evil Dead 2 and then the franchises would merge with a third film, making six films total. However, Alvarez has been attaching himself to lots of projects lately. And so far none of them have had the words evil or dead in them.
A few months ago, Sam Raimi expressed interest in writing a fourth original continuity Evil Dead movie for Bruce Campbell to star in. So far we haven’t heard much about it.
This past weekend, Bruce Campbell was a guest at the Nashville Comic Con where he briefly talked about the future of the franchise.
The last one was 22 years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. . . Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it. . . Alright sir, the answer is yes.
Campbell is talking about Burn Notice, obviously. The USA original show that recently concluded. Well, nothing concrete was said about the new Army of Darkness film or Evil Dead film, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. The more key creatives that are out in public talking about the film in a positive way, the better. Now if we can just get Raimi to write the thing and direct it and get it in theaters within the next twenty years, I’ll be happy.