Sam Raimi has declared his interest in directing another Evil Dead film.
Raimi actually started the series with 1981’s The Evil Dead, which he followed with 1987’s Evil Dead II, and then 1992’s Army Of Darkness, all of which he co-wrote and directed. These have since been followed by a 2013 reboot, various comic books and video games, a TV series, and even a musical.
So it is little wonder then that Raimi believes there’s still more to come from the Evil Dead franchise.
During a recent question and answer session on Reddit, Raimi was asked, “Will we get a final Sam Raimi Evil Dead movie.” This provoked Raimi to reveal that he is currently working on a new Evil Dead story with star Bruce Campbell and producer Robert Tapert that an unnamed, young filmmaker will direct.
Raimi then quickly added, “As for me.... I would love to direct a new Evil Dead movie... but I'd really like to do it with Bruce. And he says he's retired the character. I hope not.”
Campbell announced that he was done with the character after the TV series Ash vs Evil Dead was cancelled in 2018, as he insisted that he was now too old for the role, especially because of the physical demands that were required.
Clearly Raimi isn’t convinced. But while we wait for him to talk Campbell out of his self-imposed convalescence and bring horror icon Ash Williams out of retirement, audiences can at least take in The Grudge, which the Spider-Man director has produced, with Nicholas Pesce writing and directing.
Unfortunately, Raimi only seems focused on producing at the moment, because the last movie he actually directed was 2013’s Oz The Great And Powerful.