Although the full interview will be coming to you in the coming days, SuperHeidi writes in with some (new) goods regarding Evil Dead 4 and the Evil Dead remake from the interview she had with Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert to promote their upcoming film Boogeyman. Read on for the skinny…
Pur reporter SuperHeidi writes in:
Sam Raimi and Tapert, when asked if they were considering Sean Scott Williams for the part of Ash, looked at each other for a minute and then, together said, “Who is that?” Sam then said, “I don’t think I’ve ever heard of him“.
In regards to ‘Evil Dead 4 Raimi says, “There will be an Evil Dead 4, and there will ALSO be an Evil Dead Remake. The remake will be produced by Ghost House pictures, (his company with Tapert) and it will star a new cast and a completely new director. The point of Ghost House is that we want to bring new directors (like Takashi Shimizu of “the Grudge” to Hollywood and give them a chnace to make a good horror film.“
On WHAT inspired him to allow the remake, Raimi said, “I love the original Dawn of the Dead, and I also really enjoyed the new Dawn of the Dead. I mean, they are both really great horror films. I want to let somebody with a fresh vision bring The Evil Dead to a new generation and a new audience with a different vision…“
Contrary to what Raimi told Mr. D, the remake will be Evil Dead 1 and 2 together, but remade with a higher budget and a new cast and crew.
However, Raimi will be directing and producing Evil Dead 4, which will star Bruce Campbell as ASH and will also have many of the actors from the previous Evil Dead movies. Raimi says that “This is the project I really want to make. The remake can belong to someone else, but part 4 will be a continuation of the original“.
Ted and Sam Raimi have begun writing Part 4, and will be developing it for production later this year. Bruce Campbell and Tapert will both be involved…