Director's business partner says he's looking at a new script

Sam Raimi is reportedly considering producing a reboot of his breakthrough 1981 horror film The Evil Dead.

The director’s business and producing partner Rob Tapert recently spoke to the Detroit Free Press about the idea of a return to the franchise.

Tapert said: “It’s possible – we’re looking at a script this month.”

He added: “What’s interesting about The Evil Dead is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theatre. I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in gruelling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.”

The Evil Dead spawned two sequels – 1987’s The Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness in 1992. Bruce Campbell starred as lead character Ash in all three films.

Tapert now works as a producer on TV show Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, but co-produced all three Evil Dead movies with Raimi.