New ‘Evil Dead’ film to be made

Bruce Campbell: 'Believe in the remake, dawg!'

A new entry in the Evil Dead canon looks on the cards with original creator, Sam Raimi, set to produce.

It’s unknown at this stage whether the film will be a sequel or a remake of the original with mixed messages coming through from different players.

But bloodydisgusting.com is reporting that the project already has a director in the shape of Federico Alvarez, to be watched over by Sam Raimi‘s production company, Ghost House Pictures.

On the subject of whether it will be a remake or a sequel original Ash, Bruce Campbell, under the alias GroovyBruce, tweeted, “Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.”

Dread Central also reports that Sam Raimi‘s longtime editor Bob Murawski informed them that the follow on from Army of Darkness, the second sequel, will be “a small indie thing like the first two.”

The first Evil Dead was released in 1981 and garnered a cult following almost immediately, telling the story of five friends trapped in a cabin in the woods who discover a tape that releases evil demons.

The film launched the career of Sam Raimi who later directed the Spider-Mman films and Drag Me To Hell. Evil Dead also marked Joel Coen‘s first film work. He was assistant editor.

No release date or title have been announced for the latest Evil Dead picture.