Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez just told our buddies over at Bloody Disgusting that his original plan for Evil Dead Part II was to have Ash and Mia team-up.
Bring it on, I say!
He says: “We started writing a sequel [right away] – thinking about what the sequel is going to be. We all agreed it was going to happen. Rodo [Sayagues] and I started thinking about it. We had the full story and then basically, it was strange…the whole intention was to do that, to team [Ash and Mia] up. That was always the goal, but I think Sam had different goals. Sam wanted to have Bruce back for the TV show that came out a few years after that. It was complex to make the movie at the time and whatever mythology we were going to create with them, and it would have been complicated for the show because Sam had his own ideas of what would happen to Ash, and he wanted to tell that story. So that’s why…it [ended up] not happening.”
Alvarez’s remake centered on Mia, a drug addict, is determined to kick the habit. To that end, she asks her brother, David, his girlfriend, Natalie and their friends Olivia and Eric to accompany her to their family’s remote forest cabin to help her through withdrawal. Eric finds a mysterious Book of the Dead at the cabin and reads aloud from it, awakening an ancient demon.
Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language, the film sports a 15% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: It may lack the absurd humor that underlined the original, but the new-look Evil Dead compensates with brutal terror, gory scares, and gleefully bloody violence.