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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  • Reaperweare

    I hope your being sarcastic. Ju-On truly sucked camel dick.

  • Reaperweare

    Bruce Campbell is what 52? He was great in “My Name is Bruce” and i believe that he could pick up his role as Ash right where he left off.

  • Meddi

    Sadly it will never happen. Raimi is simply too wrapped up in his own business to do anything with it and I think Bruce Campbell (while still awesome) is too silver around the edges to pull it off. Too little too late Mr. Raimi. We appreciate your movies and we appreciate Bruce Campbell who in my opinion has enough pull to make ED4 himself if Raimi would let him. I guess ED4 is officially stuck in Hollywood limbo, but it may be better this way simply because Hollywood has a way of perverting a much loved movie with horrible sequels and awful remakes. So we may be lucky on this one. I don't think I could take it if Sam wrecked Evil Dead for me. I'm still upset about the crappy way he opened ED2.

    P.S. Still a good movie I just didn't care for the opening scene that lacked the old actors and actresses.

  • Bld1369

    Dude you forgot “Escape from L.A.”. Campbell's role as the disfigured plastic surgeon was epic.