Sam Raimi recently revealed that there is a new Evil Dead movie on the way and it will be produced by the franchise’s longtime lead Bruce Campbell.
Speaking with fans at this week’s New York Comic-Con while promoting the upcoming reboot of The Grudge, Raimi was asked about the current status of the Evil Dead series.
“There’s more Evil Dead coming,” he teased, not revealing any specific plot details.
Raimi also told fans that original star Bruce Campbell would be producing the next instalment, but wouldn’t be starring in it as he’s “tired of me throwing blood on him.” He also revealed that he wants the project to be directed by someone new.
Bruce appears as Ash in all of the Evil Dead films, starting with a fund raiser called Within The Woods in the mid 70’s. In 1981 The Evil Dead arrived after a rollercoaster of development. It centres on a group of five friends who travel to a cabin in the woods. Once there, they discover a so-called “Book of the Dead” and unknowingly release some flesh-possessing demons.
The movie was followed by two sequels – A hit in 1987, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness aas less successful in 1992. Bruce Campbell starred as lead character Ash in all three films. Additionally a series of Video Games filled a void until a reboot hit in 2013, produced by Campbell.
The last outing for the franchise was a hit TV series titled Ash vs. Evil Dead that started in 2015 and ran for three seasons. It camd to a glorious end in 2018. Soon after, Campbell announced he would be retiring from playing Ash in any more live-action projects, though he continues to voice the character in video game appearances.