So the Sam Raimi classic Evil Dead finally got its inevitable remake, and surprisingly it got decent reviews, and more than decent box office. But there’s always been the possibility Sam and the gang could make one more authentic Evil Dead movie, and he’s certainly got the box office clout to make it happen.
Bruce Campbell and Raimi have been teasing the fans with the prospect of doing one last proper Evil Dead movie with the original players, but could it actually happen one day? Campbell hasn’t been eager to return because of the big studio nonsense he had to deal with on Army of Darkness. The original Evil Dead was made with complete autonomy, and he’s clearly not interested in stepping backwards.
As Collider reports, Campbell told the audience at Comic Con Nashville that with Ash getting older, he “would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.”
Campbell did indeed tell the audience “the answer is yes” to making another Dead movie but we’re definitely not holding our breath. Campbell also told the Comic Con throng, “I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here.”
Ya hear that Sam? Give Bruce a call and give him a gig. We’d love to see Army of Darkness 2 one of these days, and see the original Evil Dead series come to a rightful conclusion.