In the words of Mr. Disgusting, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH“! Yesterday we gave you an update on how Sam Raimi clamped down on Award Pictures‘ totally unauthorized Evil Dead 4: Consequences. If not, go ahead and read about it and come back. We’ll be here.
Today Moviehole got their hands on the synopsis, which reads, “EVIL DEAD IV: CONSEQUENCES: Horror, 136 mins. Prod co: Award Pictures. Prod/scr: Graham MacCrae, Glenn MacCrae. Budget: $71m. Pre-production. Delivery date: 2004. Ash may need a hand fighting deadites, demons, the FBI and reality TV.”
Obviously they missed that delivery date of 2004 but were still working on it today which makes them some pretty tenacious dudes. And $71 million for a sequel that would have had an Ash without Bruce Campbell? Bold! The same article also makes note of the fact that Awards Pictures also had a sequel to Big Trouble In Little China planned called More Trouble In Little China. The budget on that one? $75 Million. These guys are the kings of inflated budgets for movies they don’t own.
As far as real movies go – director Fede Alvarez recently wrapped up photography on Evil Dead, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures’ remake Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror classic, that was shot in Auckland, New Zealand. The film was written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (with a polish by Diablo Cody) is produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the popular Ash character in the original trilogy. The film is due in theaters on April 12th, 2013.