Earlier last week, we learned that Sam Raimi is interested in making a new Evil Dead movie in future. As The Evil Dead franchise remains to be one of Raimi’s best works, it’s didn’t come off as a major surprise. And now, the director has talked about the franchise as a whole.
During a recent Ask Me Anything even, Raimi said, “Never thought of the movie like that. [Star] Bruce [Campbell], [producer] Rob [Tapert], and I were just trying to break into the business. Trying as hard as we could to make a movie good enough to play in the Drive In’s. We were thrilled when it did. Never had any expectations beyond that. Horror movies were not even a thing that you would consider to be highly praised, unless you were talking about the Cabinet of Doctor Caligari or Frankenstein. Those were very rare. I never considered it as anything other than it was. A good drive-in flick. I’m surprised it’s lasted this long.”
Raimi’s recent comments comes after he recently revealed that he is currently working on a new installment in the franchise. Shortly afterwards, actor Bruce Campbell revealed that Raimi has already selected everyone who will be part of the movie. While fans expected that Campbell would return to reprise his role, the actor said that he has retired the character and will not be returning in the future movies. However, Raimi is reportedly expecting Campbell would change his mind.
He added, “Bruce, Rob [Tapert] and I are working with a young filmmaker who is writing a new Evil Dead story that he will direct. 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.”