The rich history of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead informed a great deal of Starz sequel series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, though producers had earlier noted that rights issues prevented any formal reference to Ash’s medieval third adventure, Army of Darkness. Now, said legal red-tape appears to have been cut for Season 2, which itself will specifically reference the third film.
That time of year is upon us again, as this coming Thursday, July 14 sees the announcement of the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations, in a field that seems tougher by each year. Favorites like Game of Thrones hit new levels of spectacle this year, while newcomers like UnREAL and Mr. Robot could split the nominations wide open.
Sam Raimi hasn’t directed a film since 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and though he’s been attached to a few projects over the past year, none of them have gotten off the ground just yet. But it looks like Raimi has added another potential directing gig to his plate, and it sounds like this one is right up his alley: a heist thriller that takes place during a tornado storm. Sold!
After delivering two great Spider-Man films back-to-back (and almost singlehandedly launching a new era of superhero franchises), Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 left fans and critics feeling a bit disappointed. With one too many villains, that famous Peter Parker dance sequence (which I actually like!) and reports of Sony’s meddling, Raimi’s third film in the series ultimately proved to be his last when he abandoned plans for Spider-Man 4 back in 2010 — leaving us wondering what his fourth film might have looked like. Thankfully, we don’t have to wonder (much) anymore.
Oh what a different 18 months makes. A year ago, last fall Spider-Man fans were facing an entire universe of Spidey movies they didn’t particularly want; a third Amazing Spider-Man about the continuing and not-particularly-exciting adventures of Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, plus spinoff movies for Venom and the Sinister Six. Things got so bad for Spider-Man that when rumors began circulating that Sony was considering an Aunt May movie, Sony had to publicly dismiss those rumors as “silly” with “no validity whatsoever” because people thought that the company that made Amazing Spider-Man 2 might actually be dumb enough to make an Aunt May movie.
It’s 2003. Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man has just become the biggest movie of the year, grossing over $400 million (at the time, one of only four films to achieve that feat). Maguire had just wrapped filming on Seabiscuit, a prestige film that would go...
The first season of Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead didn’t end with our beloved aging Lothario stockboy conquering his titular enemy (it’d be a short show if he did), instead taking an unexpected trip down south. Not Hell, but close! See Ash party chainsaw-style across Florida in our first official photo from Season 2!
In addition to directing an upcoming remake of French drama A Prophet, Sam Raimi is lining up another directing project, and while it’s not a horror film, it does have some unnerving aspects — depending on your point of view. Raimi will direct World War 3 based on George Friedman’s best-selling non-fiction (yes, non-fiction) book The Next 100 Years.
Sam Raimi hasn’t made a new horror film since 2009's Drag Me to Hell, his arguably underrated, super-gross gypsy curse flick. Aside from producing the Ash vs. Evil Dead series for Starz (and directing one episode), Raimi has remained focused on other, non-horror projects, like his Spider-Man trilogy, Oz the Great and Powerful, and his upcoming remake of French drama A Prophet. Fans of the Evil Dead mastermind may be interested in this video, then, which is the closest we’re likely to get to a new, original Raimi horror film…kind of.
Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead earned itself a groovy Season 2 pickup before the first run even premiered, and now Bruce Campbell is already dusting off the chainsaw again. Joining Ash this year will be none other than cameo mainstay Ted Raimi, along with The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors, in roles key to Ash’s childhood.