Rob Tapert Says the Evil Dead Reboot Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

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I have to admit, I have a major soft spot for Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” movies. Yes, even “Army of Darkness”, which was so wacky and “out there” that it blatantly crossed over into goofy slapstick “Three Stooges” comedy. But the first two movies? Scared the crap out of me when I first saw them. Of course, subsequent viewing have cured me of that reaction. And so, I’m a bit perplexed why Sam Raimi would want to reboot the franchise. Honestly, why? Then again, who knows why Sam Raimi does what he does. I still have absolutely no idea why he insisted on doing a fourth “Spider-Man” movie after going at it for three movies.

All that is to say, producer Rob Tapert, who runs the daily business of Sam Raimi’s many TV and movie ventures, recently gave an update on the status of the “Evil Dead” reboot. He tells the site Freep (via STYD):

It’s possible; we’re looking at a script this month. What’s interesting about ‘Evil Dead’ is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.

Oh, Sam Raimi. Please stop it. Do some other horror movie instead. You know, more stuff like “Drag me to Hell”. Better yet, how about a sequel to “Evil Dead” with Bruce Campbell coming back as Ash? The fans would go NUTS for it.

Please? Pretty please?

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  • Anonymous

    If only Bruce Campbell wanted to come back. He’s stated in a interview back when they wanted to do Freddy vs Jason vs Ash that he wasn’t interested in doing it due to age.