The only Evil Dead movie I would want to see more than the great looking remake (due out April 5th) would be a fourth installment directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. I’m not sure if Raimi is pulling our chain here, but this is exciting. The good folks over at Bleeding Cool have uncovered a quote from a Meet the Filmmakers event while Raimi was out promoting Oz the Great and Powerful. The quote comes from the @DisneyMoviesUK Twitter account:
“I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.”
I’m not sure where the series would be headed after the events in Army of Darkness, but I am down for seeing what the Raimi brothers come up with.
Bleeding Cool has done a little follow-up by posting an excerpt from an interview they did with Raimi last week. I suppose this suggests Evil Dead 4 is a real possibility . . . I think . . .
Those guys made me say that. I am thinking about it but a crowd goes “Come on Sam, do it!” so I said “Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it.” But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit. In the hallway today I joked with Ivan [his brother] “Get working on that script!” but I really don’t know.
I’m afraid that every time I talk about it people get really mad at me when I don’t follow through with it. I would like to work on the script over the summer, that much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans.
I was saying to Ivan “Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?” and he said “They want to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!” I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it… but I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it.
I love working with Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, I have so much fun making those movies, so… but the fans are really forcing me into it.
I asked Raimi if there’s something else he’d rather do and was surprised by the candor of his answer.
No, I don’t really have something else.