Just the other day it was discovered that Sam Raimi made a huge statement regarding the much-desired Evil Dead 4 in the press notes for Oz the Great and Powerful. “I would love to make Evil Dead 4,” Raimi stated further adding, “My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.”
The kids at Bleeding Cool caught up with Raimi at the Oz junket to get a direct response straight from the horse’s mouth. The news isn’t great, but it isn’t all that bad either. Read on to see what he has to say about getting Bruce Campbell back in the saddle and revved up for a return as Ash…
“Those guys made me say that,” Raimi told the site. “I am thinking about it but a crowd goes ‘Come on Sam, do it!’ so I said ‘Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it.’ But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit.”
He continues talking about his fears in making bold statements: “I’m afraid that every time I talk about it people get really mad at me when I don’t follow through with it. I would like to work on the script over the summer, that much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans.”
His older brother, Ivan, has been a strong voice in getting Raimi excited again: “I was saying to Ivan ‘Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?’ and he said ‘They want to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!’ I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it… but I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it.”
The good news is that is sounds as if Raimi is actually considering it this time. It also sounds like he may once again be passionate about it. Watching the Fede Alvarez-directed remake get made must have pushed his creative buttons. Could we see both worlds collide in the near future? Let us all pray to the movie Gods.