Confused? Well you are probably not the only one. Yesterday we reported that Evil Dead remake writer Rodo Sayagues and director Fede Alvarez had not been working on Evil Dead 2 for months. But it was strange that this bit of news didn’t make it into the Hollywood trades. Well there is a reason for that.
Alverez took to twitter to say that we shouldn’t believe everything that is said on the internet – and we all know how the internet can blow things out of proportion.
Though some may know him as Sam Axe from Burn Notice and others remember him as Sebastian Haff in Bubba Ho-Tep, Bruce Campbell is Ash from the original Evil Dead movies to many people. It is therefore somewhat exciting to hear from Mr. Campbell himself that he will be participating in a new Army of Darkness sequel in the near future.
Word of the film, tentatively called Army of Darkness 2, first came out in March of this year when Sam Raimi first mentioned at a “Meet the Filmmakers” event in London that he’d love to write a script for Evil Dead 4 with his brother Ivan during the summer. With the release of the new Evil Dead film directed by Fede Alvarez, this had some fans scratching their heads as to what precisely he meant. Did he mean a sequel to the new movie, creating a fourth movie with the title Evil Dead? Or did he mean a sequel to Army of Darkness? The situation became clear when Raimi-collaborator Robert Tapert said that it is the latter at South by Southwest a few weeks later.