The Evil Dead reboot hasn’t even hit cinemas yet, and already there is talk of a sequel. According to Collider director Fede Alvarez has stated that the proposed sequel will be “100% original” and assured fans that it won’t be a remake of Sam Raimi’s original Evil Dead 2.
It’s still very early though and the script will surely depend on the audience reaction to the current instalment:
Right now, we just got to write it. For me, it’s if we manage to agree, but we’re just starting to build a story and figure out what kind of movie it’s going to be, and it depends on what it is. It depends on the story we find, because personally, I think it has to shock everybody. It has to go to a different place just like Army of Darkness did with Evil Dead 2. It has to do that switch that every Evil Dead movie did with the previous one.
Putting aside all of the internet hype, there is no guarantee that this movie will demonstrate enough prolonged appeal at the box-office to warrant a sequel. The original championed creativity on a shoestring budget whereas this reboot was never faced with such limitations.
Whether its violent horror will interest cinemagoers beyond the opening weekend is unclear, but it nevertheless looks like a grotesquely enthralling re-imagining of the Evil Dead Trilogy.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.
Evil Dead is produced by Sam Raimi, the director of the original trilogy, and is due for release in the US on 5th April and the UK on 19th April 2013.