Sam Raimi Stops Unauthorized Evil Dead 4


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A while back we told you about Sam Raimi being involved in a legal battle over the rights to make Evil Dead 4. You see, another outfit wanted to make its own sequel without Raimi’s input or blessing, and as you could imagine, that didn’t sit well.

Today justice has been served. According to THR, Raimi has prevailed in his effort to stop a production company from releasing an unauthorized sequel to his horror classic trilogy series The Evil Dead.

In May, Renaissance Pictures, formed in 1979 by Raimi, producer Robert Tapert, and actor-producer Bruce Campbell for the purpose of making the first film, sued Award Pictures, which was in the midst of making Evil Dead 4: Consequences. The movie was alleged to be interfering with Raimi’s plan to make his own sequel for Sony Pictures and FilmDistrict. After the lawsuit was filed, Award Pictures and its president, Glenn MacCrae, failed to respond in court. The inability to retain a lawyer in time to answer Renaissance’s lawsuit paved the way for a judge’s decision to grant by default a permanent injunction.

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