Evil Dead Sequel Appears to Be On Hold

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 3 years ago
Evil Dead Sequel Appears to Be On Hold

The year 1981 marked the first release of one of the best horror movies ever made in the existence of Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead,” and its success even pushed forward last year when they premiered a remake of it. This time around, it would seem that their success is about to move on in different pastures as the promised sequel for the horror franchise is headed for a miss. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

The trend of horror films never ceases to die down these days because everybody wants a taste of some cinematic adrenalin rush. “Evil Dead” was surely one of the movies that made you cringe, and there was a promise that a sequel is well on its way. However, during the massive gathering at San Diego Comic-Con, creator of the series Sam Raimi revealed that his production will now be more focused in developing a TV series rather than another theatrical medium. Even more than so, actor Bruce Campbell even confirmed that once and if the series will take effect, he will definitely be part of the casting. It says so in the report of Screen Rant.

Backing up the claims of the creator’s San Diego Comic-Con announcement, “Evil Dead” 2013 remake star Jane Levy released a statement that there are no further updates on the creation of the movie’s sequel. The actress still hasn’t gotten any official word though that the plans for the sequel have really reached its end. All she knows is that she hasn’t be contacted for a recurring role, which only clearly indicates that there are really no concrete plans for the next film franchise.

“I don’t think they’re gonna make it. I mean, they’re always coming up with a new thing–now I hear they’re making a TV show. I was like, what? [Laughs] I think they just like exciting their fans and confusing them. I honestly don’t know, but it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be an ‘Evil Dead 2’ anytime soon. At least, not with me in it,” said the actress when asked about any updates regarding the remake.

Be that as it may, the remake of “Evil Dead” was a respected movie, but it never really got as much positive and earth-shaking reactions as the original film did. Nonetheless, the creators are hopeful that the movie can be successfully adapted by smaller screens, granting that it is now currently being developed as a TV show. Robert Rodriguez was able to pull it off with “From Dusk Till Dawn,” so they should be able to do it as well.

That concludes the “Evil Dead” remake update. Continue to browse Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news about the entertainment world.

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