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‘Evil Dead 4′? More Like ‘Army of Darkness 2′

Army of Darkness 2
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Remember that ‘Evil Dead 4‘ statement from Sam Raimi a while back? How he told a crowd of fans that he and his brother were planning to work on a script this summer? Remember how he back tracked (a lot) shortly after making said statement? Well, it turns out there’s a lot still up in the air, and one aspect is the true nature of this apparent sequel. Instead of being another ‘Evil Dead,’ a recent update revealed, whether you’ve been praying for this or not,  it’ll be ‘Army of Darkness 2′ instead.

The ‘Evil Dead’ world is prepping to unleash its horror onto a new generation of moviegoers after its 2013 SXSW Film Festival premiere. Following already positive reviews, not only will there be a sequel to the latest reboot of ‘Evil Dead,’ but Sam Raimi is also working on another installment of his original films. Though, will it be another sequel to his version of the ‘Evil Dead’ storyline?

Rob Tapert, Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures producing partner, spoke with Coming Soon at SXSW and revealed they were never actually talking about making an ‘Evil Dead 4.’ But don’t despair yet! “That would be ‘Army of Darkness 2,’” he said. “Everybody calls it ‘Evil Dead 4′ but ‘Army of Darkness’ wasn’t called ‘Evil Dead’ anywhere except by the fans.”

This comes after the fact that Raimi stated he felt like he was “pushed” into saying anything about a sequel and that plans aren’t as solidified as fans would like them to be. And what about Bruce Campbell’s Ash? The actor stated at SXSW that he’d be fine leaving a project like this in the hands of a younger crop of actors. His work can stand on it’s own.

“I’ve heard this a thousand times,” he told Coming Soon, “because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies. We all loved making them together. They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he’s not going to let that go, and I’m never going to say ‘no.’ It’ll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that’s what he does and who knows? It may happen.”

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