With his version of Evil Dead finally available on Blu-ray and DVD, director Fede Alvarez has been a bit more chatty regarding its sequel, whether it be Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness 2. Check it out!
Collider caught up with Alvarez. who had the following to say about what’s next:
“We’re discussing. We’re still talking with Sam [Raimi] about it and trying to figure out what we should do.Maybe because I’m a child of the 80′s, but for me a sequel is a story that follows the previous one, and sometimes if you haven’t seen the original, then you don’t understand the second one. So that’s kind of my ideal sequel – a movie that continues the story, takes one character and moves on, and moves forward with that character that survived with the first one.”
Given that we adored Jane Levy, yes, bring more on with her!
From the Press Release
From producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, original Evil Dead trilogy),Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead trilogy) and Rob Tapert (original Evil Dead trilogy) comes the highly anticipated box office hit EVIL DEAD, available July 16th on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Creators of the original The Evil Dead reunite to present this terrifying new vision of the classic tale about five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, EVIL DEAD opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes. The ensemble cast includes Jane Levy (TV’s “Suburgatory”), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker).
Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a cast and crew commentary track, as well as two all-new featurettes, exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead,” and featuring behind-the-scenes footage of cast rehearsals, insights from the original creators, and more. Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with three additional all-new featurettes on the making of the film, character transformations and the process of re-imagining a much-loved, horror classic.
EVIL DEAD was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, based on the motion picture “The Evil Dead,” written by Sam Raimi. It was produced by Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise) and Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead series). Executive producers are Nathan Kahane (Hope Springs, The Grudge), Joe Drake (The Hunger Games, Juno), J.R. Young (The Possession), and Peter Schlessel (Drive). Co-producers are Nicole Brown (The Possession, 50/50) and Matthew Leonetti, Jr. (The Possession, The Amazing Spider-Man).
It has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and has been rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.
A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. The original producers reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?
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