Evil Dead Producer Talks Musical, Sequel, and Remake

Why oh why would anyone want to remake “Evil Dead”? Apparently it’s all Sam Raimi’s fault. That’s the thing about Sam Raimi. I love the guy, I love his “Evil Dead” movies, and I think, when he really wants to make a great movie, he makes great movies (see “Spider-Man 2″). But Sam Raimi is also a businessman, and he doesn’t hesitate to make an easy buck when the opportunity presents itself. (Why are you coming back for two more “Spider-Man” movies again, Sam? Oh right. CHA-CHING!) So what about the continued adventures of Ash and his shotgun starring Bruce Campbell? Will we ever a see an “Evil Dead 4″? Maybe, maybe not. “Evil Dead” producer Robert Tapert breaks it down.

Via Sci-Fi Wire:

“There’s a guy [producer Don Carmody] who wants to make a musical out of it, a 3-D musical based on the one [Evil Dead: The Musical] that ran off-Broadway,” Tapert said in an interview. “And I still think that that’s the one I’d like to see greatly. Sam promises he’s going to do Evil Dead IV, with Bruce Campbell starring in it [as Ash], at some point in time. I just hope Bruce is still alive.”

As for the remake? “Sam and I have kicked that idea around, with Sam really being the person [pushing for it] over Bruce’s objections and kind of my going, ‘Why?’” Tapert said. “It was a movie that nobody saw theatrically, and it was meant to be a theatrical experience. If we could get some young filmmaker to go and say, ‘I can make this far better than Sam did,’ we should let him go and try. Sam is the one who keeps saying, ‘We should do that,’ and I’m the one too busy and somewhat too reluctant and lazy to really fully enable Sam to get it done.”

I could live with the musical. Mind you, I’m not going to see it but a remake? A Remake???? Damn, Sam, why you gotta be that way, man? If you don’t want to make a sequel, just let it go. Don’t FUCK UP MY CHILDHOOD with an unnecessary remake, you hear me?

Below: This is what Ash things of your remake idea, Sam.



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  • Bizarre

    The great many fans of the Evil Dead series have lined the pockets of the principals with gold and we all want to see Campbell back as Ash in Evil Dead IV, Raimi, we made you rich – think what you want but I’ve a suspicion that if you had never made another movie apart from the E.D series you’d still be loaded because of it, we want E.D IV, we made you rich – you owe it to us – F the Spider Man well, go back to the Evil Dead well.

  • Bizarre

    The great many fans of the Evil Dead series have lined the pockets of the principals with gold and we all want to see Campbell back as Ash in Evil Dead IV, Raimi, we made you rich – think what you want but I’ve a suspicion that if you had never made another movie apart from the E.D series you’d still be loaded because of it, we want E.D IV, we made you rich – you owe it to us – F the Spider Man well, go back to the Evil Dead well.

  • Mugsy

    Sam how hard can it be? GRAB a 16mm camera, get your old film-making buddies back together again, take a week out from yet another cash-flow Spiderman sequal, and JUST MAKE EVIL DEAD 4!!! You’ll make so many people happy. As it stands at this rate Bruce Campbell is going to get sicker and sicker of people asking “will there be another film?” he’ll wash his hands of the whole thing, and a sequal will not work without him.

    Make it on the cheap, make it quick and gritty. Don’t over-think it. Go back to having to improvise alot due to lack of cash. Use pre-existing locations/buildings. shoot in a forest int he middle of nowhere – get to all know each other again AND HAVE A LAUGH!!! Get som ebeers in, get sozzled – crank some 16mm gorey goodness out of the cam.

    It’s kind of out of order to keep getting people’s hopes up – and Bruce Campbell’s! – and then not doing anything about it. If you’re not willing to do it give it to someone who is and cares about the series(notice I didn’t say the word franchise – I’ll leave that for Spidey…).

    Pretty please?

    - 7FN

  • Mugsy

    Sam how hard can it be? GRAB a 16mm camera, get your old film-making buddies back together again, take a week out from yet another cash-flow Spiderman sequal, and JUST MAKE EVIL DEAD 4!!! You’ll make so many people happy. As it stands at this rate Bruce Campbell is going to get sicker and sicker of people asking “will there be another film?” he’ll wash his hands of the whole thing, and a sequal will not work without him.

    Make it on the cheap, make it quick and gritty. Don’t over-think it. Go back to having to improvise alot due to lack of cash. Use pre-existing locations/buildings. shoot in a forest int he middle of nowhere – get to all know each other again AND HAVE A LAUGH!!! Get som ebeers in, get sozzled – crank some 16mm gorey goodness out of the cam.

    It’s kind of out of order to keep getting people’s hopes up – and Bruce Campbell’s! – and then not doing anything about it. If you’re not willing to do it give it to someone who is and cares about the series(notice I didn’t say the word franchise – I’ll leave that for Spidey…).

    Pretty please?

    - 7FN

  • Bizarre

    …but Raimi, if your gonna go Indiana Jones, don’t bother.

  • Bizarre

    …but Raimi, if your gonna go Indiana Jones, don’t bother.