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evil dead the hollywood news review

This years impressively gore-some EVIL DEAD reboot was one the horror highlights in a rather unremarkable year for the genre. The film, made for only $17 million, went on to gross almost $100 million worldwide and assured a sequel would follow. A few months ago, we even interviewed director Fede Alvarez, who claimed he and his writer Rodo Sayagues were looking at ideas to see what that sequel story could include . Well, according to Sayagues, both have sadly departed the project.

“Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I don’t know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project.” 

So, with Sam Raimi rumoured to begin ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 early next year, we may not have too long to wait for some groovy EVIL DEAD horror. Still, I was looking forward to more from Alvarez’s intense and disgusting style. How about you guys?