Sam Raimi finally explains what’s going on with Evil Dead 4:
“Those guys made me say that. I am thinking about it but a crowd goes “Come on Sam, do it!” so I said “Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it.” But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit. In the hallway today I joked with Ivan [his brother] “Get working on that script!” but I really don’t know.
I’m afraid that every time I talk about it people get really mad at me when I don’t follow through with it. I would like to work on the script over the summer, that much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans.
I was saying to Ivan “Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?” and he said “They want to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!” I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it… but I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it.
I love working with Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, I have so much fun making those movies, so… but the fans are really forcing me into it.“
Well there you have it folks. The fans have spoken.
At a recent press conference for Oz the Great and Powerful in London, Sam Raimi mentions that he and his brother Ivan plan to begin work on the script for Evil Dead IV this summer:
“I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.“
More rumors or is Evil Dead IV going to finally happen? Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted!
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Check out Arrow in the Head for more info.
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