Nothing surprises us when it comes to Evil Dead news anymore. Hell, nobody thought the remake was going to ever happen and even when it was announced we still didn’t believe it until we paid for our tickets and our asses were firmly planted in the theater seats. And with the success of the remake grossing $97 million worldwide it seems a no brainer to do Evil Dead 2 right? But alas my deadites, once again we are stuck in the never ending vortex of will it happen. Will Army of Darkness 2 ever happen? Sopping up and all in formation coming our way about the projects only be let down waiting for the next news or rumor to come down the pike. And this time my friends is no different. Right now Alvarez is developing Dante’s Inferno for Universal and when asked recently about the Evil Dead 2 Fede Alvarez had this to say.
“Sam, Bruce and Rob Tapert and I are good friends and we talk to one another often and we’re always coming up with new ideas and projects,” he said. “Sam is teasing Army of Darkness 2, which he is working on the script with his brother, but at the same time Evil Dead 2 is something we definitely want to do at some point. But part of the reason I think the last one was successful is because Sam took his time to find the right team of people to do it. We took the time to find the right script and all of that. If you had Evil Dead 2 coming out the following year, it’s just for the market, not because you’ve found the right idea. It takes time to find the right idea and that’s what we’re doing. It’s always in the background and always in our heads. And every time I talk with Sam, we’re bouncing around ideas to find what would be the perfect sequel.”
Hey I’ll take that every day of the week. At least this time he said that he wanted to make it. And lets face it as horror fans we are some picky sons of bitches and rightfully so. We love our movies. There’s something that runs deep within horror fans. We latch on to certain films with the love like no other fan base and we don’t let go. So I’m glad they are taking their time but at the same time come on guys I’m ready lets get it going. As always, we will keep you up to date as the this story unfolds as I’m sure it will.