Director Fede Alvarez Explains That The EVIL DEAD Remake Is Set in the Same Universe as the Original Films
Even though the 2013 Evil Dead film featured callbacks to the original Sam Raimi films, a lot of fans still consider it a remake of the 1981 movie. After all, the movie didn’t really offer any direct connection to any of the original films in the story. The biggest connection was the post-credits scene that involved the return of Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams,
But after all these years, the director of the film, Fede Alvarez, has confirmed that the movie is actually set in the same universe and serves more as a sequel than a remake. When asked how the film fit into the continuity of the original films, Alvarez said:
I really liked Alvarez’s Evil Dead movie and I’ve been hoping that one day we would get a sequel. When previously talking about the possibility of a sequel, Alvarez said:
“Look, I love those movies. Making my Evil Dead was an amazing experience, it was my first film. So, going back at some point will be a possibility. I mean, I’m really good friends with all those guys, with Bruce, and [director] Sam [Raimi], and [producer] Rob [Tapert]. So, we always chat about it."
As of right now, no script has been written and there are no plans to make it. But if one day there is a good story to tell, maybe they’ll get around to making it happen:
"The good news — and I think that’s what sometimes people don’t understand — is, none of those guys will make any of these movies just because they can, just because it’s good business. They will only make it if they believe they have some good story to tell. A lot of people say that in this industry, but most of the time it’s not true. With those guys, all of us involved in those movies, we will just make them if we believe there’s a story that has to be told, and is awesome, and is great, and we believe that it will be better than anything that will be done before in that world. [When] we find that story, when we all agree on what it is, it will probably happen.”
Dig you enjoy the 2013 Evil Dead film? Did you always see it as a remake or a sequel? Would you like to see Alvarez eventually make another one?