We've heard this before. But it's always nice to hear it.
Sam Raimi can't go anywhere without being asked about if and when there's ever going to be a fourth "Evil Dead" movie. Now, 20 years after the release of the third installment, "Army of Darkness" (and mere weeks away from the release of the "Evil Dead" remake), it looks like there's at least the desire to go forward with such an endeavor.
Raimi expressed his resurrected excitement for a fourth "Evil Dead" movie at the Meet the Filmmakers event at the London premiere of "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
"I would love to make 'Evil Dead 4,'" said Raimi, as reported by Bleeding Cool. "My brother [Ivan Raimi] and I plan to work on the script this summer."
Well, that's at least something, right? Now all we have to do is wait for the increasingly cranky Bruce Campbell to shoot it down.
The "Evil Dead" trilogy chronicles the trials and tribulations of Ashley J. Williams (Campbell), a wisecracking S-Mart employee, as he's repeatedly plagued and terrorized by demonic attacks in both our dimension and beyond. The original "Evil Dead" (1982) was made for about a hundred bucks by a bunch of kids in the woods who had a cabin, a camera and more imagination and let's-put-on-a-show chutzpah than pretty much any Hollywood production. Ever.
"Evil Dead" was followed by "Evil Dead II" (1987) and "Army of Darkness" (1993). They're all pretty groovy.
The "Evil Dead" remake, which looks to have none of the humor of its predecessors, will hit theaters on April 5.