Bruce Campbell Announces New ‘Evil Dead’

by | Jun 9, 2020

There are very few horror franchise that have held it’s fans so close to it’s heart, but Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s Evil Dead franchise has always been led by it’s strong fan-base. The recent Ash Vs the Evil Dead television show is testament to the tenacity of the fans, who have been begging Sam and Bruce for more since The Army of Darkness hit cinemas back in 1992. 

The very original Evil Dead was a low budget horror that fell fowl of the UK video nasty scandal, that kept the film off shelves until the late 90’s, but that did not stop it’s more lighter toned sequels from taking their places on video rental shelves. With no plans of a sequel, Raimi put together a remake in 2013, but it was not warmly met by the fans, who wanted more Campbell than anything else. 

Well it seems that the Necronomicon will once again be opened as Campbell, the actor who played Ash in the long running series, announced a brand new Evil Dead film that is all ready well on it’s way. Chatting with Empire, he dropped the news that Evil Dead Today already has a script, a Director and a twist. Something that Raimi hinted at recently. Campbell said…

“We’re just getting off the phone with Lee Cronin, who is writing and directing the next Evil Dead… It’s called Evil Dead Now. Sam handpicked Lee – he did a cool movie called The Hole In The Ground. We’re going to get that sucker out as soon as practical.”

Following on from Campbell’s announcement last year that he would be retiring from playing Ash, and much like the remake, Ash Williams will not be making an appearance in the new film. A point he was keen to point out for any fans.

From this point forward, they kind of have to stand on their own. Which is fine. And liberating… You could have different heroes, different heroines in this case. This one’s gonna be a little more dynamic. We jut want to keep the series current. And the mantra, really, is that our heroes and heroines are just regular people. That’s what we’re going to continue.”

What ever direction the new film will take, lets all celebrate the fact that Raimi is still not done with his horrific little baby, and I hope that we’ll be getting Evil Dead films and TV shows for many more years to come. 

Let us know how you feel about more Evil Dead in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @Lallen_UK

Stay in, Stay Safe, Love Horror!

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