Venkman here - Sam Raimi mentioned this year at Comic-Con that he wanted to make an 'Evil Dead 4' movie. Now if he was just saying that to please the fans ears at the time I am going to be pissed! I think he was telling the truth though. MTV recently sat down for an interview with the greatest B movie actor to walk the face of the earth Bruce Campbell about what is going on with 'Evil Dead 4'. Is it happening? Is he going to be in it?
"When he's ready, I'm ready,"
That what bruce had to say about Sam Raimi making the film and Bruce is ready to go. As of right now though nothing has been written or planned out. But Bruce and Sam have talked about the film in great length and how they would want to tackle it.
"Sam gets to hide behind the camera. I can't. But I think he's planning on factoring that in," Campbell revealed. "As like a major factor. It'd be a major liability, you know Ash runs out of breath or his back goes out and [stuff] like that. I mean I just blew my hamstring fighting a stunt guy for ‘Burn Notice,' the show that I'm doing now. So there's a little bit of truth to all of that!"
Well they are going to have to factor in Bruce's age but why not I think it will add on to the character, story and comedy of the movie. You can't make another Evil Dead movie without Bruce. 'Army of Darkness' came out in 1992, so this movie would explore the character Ash 16 years later. Awesome.
They also discussed in the interview movie like 'Live Free or Die hard' and the last 'Indiana Jones' movie to come out and how they brought in these younger actors to move the story forward. Will Ash have a teenage son to take his place?
"I think the audience would be insulted if you did, because then you feel this obvious pressure to appeal," he said. "The beauty of the ‘Evil Dead' movies is that you're only appealing to one demographic and that's people who like horror movies. And you just have to please them. You don't have to appeal to the studio. You're already pleasing them by giving them part 4."
Well said my good man! I agree 100%. and here is the best part:
"Nobody knows anything," he said. "I mean if we were really smart [though], we'd go back to a handheld movie and shoot it in 16mm and find someplace in the middle of nowhere. And have a crew of 10 people. If we were smart."
Hell yes! If they were smart. Will they be smart? Only time will tell.
I am a huge fan of the Evil Dead series and I would love to see this movie get made and get made right. I really hope this all comes together.