Evil Dead leading man Bruce Campbell revealed that the Evil Dead series is about to rise again with a new movie.
“We’re just getting off the phone with Lee Cronin, who is writing and directing the next Evil Dead,” Campbell told Empire. “It’s called Evil Dead Now. Sam handpicked Lee – he did a cool movie called The Hole in the Ground. We’re going to get that sucker out as soon as practical.”
The Evil Dead franchise has had two sequels, a reboot, and a sequel television series on STARZ.
As in Fede Alvarez’s 2013 Evil Dead, this one won’t feature Ash, who has hung up the chainsaw and shotgun for perhaps the last time – and will, by the sounds of things, centre on a female protagonist. “From this point forward, they kind of have to stand on their own. Which is fine. And liberating,” says Campbell. “You could have different heroes, different heroines in this case. This one’s gonna be a little more dynamic.” He added: “We jut want to keep the series current. And the mantra, really, is that our heroes and heroines are just regular people. That’s what we’re going to continue.”
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