Sam Raimi Is Developing A New Evil Dead Film, But It Might Not Feature Ash

Evil Dead could be coming back to the big screen, with Sam Raimi working to develop a new project with “a young filmmaker.” Raimi directed the original 1981 The Evil Dead, as well as its sequels Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

Raimi announced the project during a Reddit AMA for the new remake of The Grudge, which he produced. Asked if he would return for a final film, he said that something was in the works. “Bruce, Rob and I are working with a young fillmaker (sic) who is writing a new Evil Dead story that he will direct,” he said.

However, Raimi says he would only direct another film in the series if Bruce Campbell came back as Ash, despite the actor retiring from the role after the end of Ash vs The Evil Dead. “As for me…. I would love to direct a new Evil Dead movie… but I’d really like to do it with Bruce,” Raimi wrote. “And he says he’s retired the character. I hope not.”

Ash most recently appeared as a playable survivor in the game Dead by Daylight. Bruce Campbell performed the voice acting for the character. Another Evil Dead game is also in the works, with Campbell attached in some capacity.

Elsewhere, Raimi says that 1917 was his favorite movie of 2019. The film has since won the Golden Globe for Best Drama. He also says that he’d make a sequel to the 2013 Evil Dead remake “in a split second,” as long as director Fede Álvarez returned for it.

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