Sam Raimi Updates Spider-Man 4, More Evil Dead Promises

Between you and me and the three other guys who read this site regularly, let me confess that I’ve just about given up on an “Evil Dead 4″. At this point, I think it’s very obvious that Raimi just doesn’t have the passion for the franchise anymore, even though he keeps talking about making it when he has the time. Alas, that time is nowhere in sight, as he just wrapped “Drag me to Hell” and according to Raimi himself, “Spider-Man 4″ is somewhere on the horizon with a February 2010 start date. I suppose he could direct something between then and now, but a movie as huge as “Spider-Man 4″ will probably require at least six months of prep time.

Speaking to the LATimes, Raimi said this about Spidey 4:

The next installment beings shooting, I believe, in February 2010. As far as we’re concerned, that’s no time left because they need so much time to work on the screenplay, casting is long, the storyboarding and the shots are very, very complicated. There’s a lot of animation, there’s a lot of character design, costume design. It’s like making an animated film and a live-action film. I’ll just barely be ready.

On “Evil Dead 4″:

I would like to make “Evil Dead 4” with Bruce Campbell. I’ve said that before in an interview, and the fans sometimes say, “Why does he keep opening his big mouth about it and then not do anything about it?” So, I’m hesitant but — between you and me and just the people who read the L.A. Times — I’d still like to do that at some point. I do want to make it down the line.

Raimi also reiterates that he plans to remake the first “Evil Dead” with a young filmmaker behind the camera, while he will produce. Which is kind of odd: why would he still plan to do a fourth “Evil Dead” movie if he’s also planning to remake the first one? Wouldn’t the two existing cause some kind of rift in the space-time continuum? Methinks so.

Below: The first “Evil Dead”? Romantic comedy. With demons.



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  • ulik

    Spider_Man 5 also could use some of Raimi’s abilities with horror for Carnage and the return of Venom. Gwen Stacey should be killed by Carnage in this one.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      No more sybiotes!!! They did an okay, but SUPER rushed job with Venom, and Carnage is just chaos come to life. Cool idea but not so much for a movie in my opinion, as there is already enough crap to deal with in the SPidey universe…On a good note it looks likee Marvel plans on reuniting Peter and MJ in the comics in 2010. Bout damned time. I didn’t mind them being separated but I DID hate them ERASING the marriage as a whole. ANYWAY I still say The Lizard is the best choice for Spidey 4, with SHocker and Rhino for throwaway villains in the begining. Spidey 5 should be Kraven’s Last Hunt!

  • ulik

    Spider_Man 5 also could use some of Raimi’s abilities with horror for Carnage and the return of Venom. Gwen Stacey should be killed by Carnage in this one.

    • Dedpool

      No more sybiotes!!! They did an okay, but SUPER rushed job with Venom, and Carnage is just chaos come to life. Cool idea but not so much for a movie in my opinion, as there is already enough crap to deal with in the SPidey universe…On a good note it looks likee Marvel plans on reuniting Peter and MJ in the comics in 2010. Bout damned time. I didn’t mind them being separated but I DID hate them ERASING the marriage as a whole. ANYWAY I still say The Lizard is the best choice for Spidey 4, with SHocker and Rhino for throwaway villains in the begining. Spidey 5 should be Kraven’s Last Hunt!

  • Loser Fan

    Evil Dead is for the real pathetic types out there. Ju-On And Shimizu are the two best things these days. Get on board the Kayako wagon!

  • Loser Fan

    Evil Dead is for the real pathetic types out there. Ju-On And Shimizu are the two best things these days. Get on board the Kayako wagon!

  • Loser Fan

    Ju-On 3! Ju-On 3! Ju-On 3! Go Shimizu-san!! Wooo!!!!

  • Loser Fan

    Ju-On 3! Ju-On 3! Ju-On 3! Go Shimizu-san!! Wooo!!!!

  • Rod

    Evil Dead 4 seems unlikely, especially as Bruce Campbell is the only actor who can even be considered for the part of Ash. Two problems, Sam Raimi is an extremely busy director and however much we may want to see a new Evil Dead, the truth is that it is not a mainstream film and would a major director waste his time on it. The other problem is that Bruce Campbell may be too old to be credible in playing the part of Ash. After all, films about ghoulies and ghosties generally rely on the leading male and female actors being young and fresh. If the film was to be made it would probably have to be done something like “13 Ghosts”. And while that was a good film in itself it did not have the same shock value as the Evil Dead series.

  • Rod

    Evil Dead 4 seems unlikely, especially as Bruce Campbell is the only actor who can even be considered for the part of Ash. Two problems, Sam Raimi is an extremely busy director and however much we may want to see a new Evil Dead, the truth is that it is not a mainstream film and would a major director waste his time on it. The other problem is that Bruce Campbell may be too old to be credible in playing the part of Ash. After all, films about ghoulies and ghosties generally rely on the leading male and female actors being young and fresh. If the film was to be made it would probably have to be done something like “13 Ghosts”. And while that was a good film in itself it did not have the same shock value as the Evil Dead series.

  • Sdfalk2006

    You are an idiot

  • Reaperweare

    So very true.