ShockTillYouDrop.com and Bleeding Cool are reporting that despite a remake of Evil Dead hitting theaters this April, horror fans may get another dose of Bruce Campbell as Ash in the distant future. After years of denials and false starts it looks as if the long rumored and requested Evil Dead 4 maybe finally going into development.
During a recent press tour for his upcoming film Oz The Great and Powerful, director Sam Raimi was asked about the possibility of an Evil Dead 4 by Bleeding Cool. “I would love to make ‘Evil Dead 4,'” the director stated, “My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.”
The Evil Dead was originally released in 1981 and grossed over $2.4 million on a shoestring budget. The film quickly developed a cult following due to the booming home video market at the time. That film was followed by a semi-sequel/semi-remake Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn in 1987. The sequel grossed over $5.9 million at the box office, which was enough to green light a third film in the franchise. Army of Darkness, Ash’s last cinematic adventure to date, was released in 1992 and grossed over $11.5 million. Although the franchise has continued through video games and comic books, hope for a big screen sequel seemed dashed when Raimi announced that he would be producing Fede Alvarez‘s upcoming remake of the first film, set for release on April 5.
Obviously, no release date or casting information has been released at this time. However, it is safe to presume that if the project moves forward that Campbell would return in some capacity.