Until Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are both dead, there will always be hope of a fourth Evil Dead film. While over the years both Raimi and Campbell have given a vague “someday” style answer, lately they are leaning toward the “No” side of things. And in a recent interview with Onion’s AV Club (which you should all be reading regularly anyway), Bruce pretty much puts his foot down and explains why he has no desire to do a fourth film anymore. Read on for his “sad but true” explanation on the matter.
From Onion AV Club:
AVC: In your opinion, is Ash worthy of more movies?
BC: No. I think there should be an end to everything. I mean, did anyone really want Indiana Jones 4? The answer is no. I’ve taken a poll in about seven theaters now. Of 300 people, three hands go up. You are bound to disappoint. I would rather disappoint with a brand new original movie. People worship Army Of Darkness, and God bless them for it. It’s a beautiful thing. The movie bombed when it came out, and not many people are aware of that. Twenty years later, the thing has picked up speed, and it’s on American Movie Classics now. That was a long time ago, and whatever we do next will always be compared to Army Of Darkness, and I don’t see how we can win. You make that movie, and I can tell you the quote right now, “Oh, it’s not quite as good as Army Of Darkness.” Then we would have gone through immense physical pain and anguish to bring something out that ultimately disappointed. That’s really not what I’m into these days.
(Read the full interview HERE)
Bummer, but he’s 100% right. Let it be.