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Sam Raimi has already rebooted his Evil Dead franchise once before, essentially remaking his own initial film with the second entry in the franchise. Now, many moons later, is there a chance that the chainsaw-handed Ash could do battle with undead monsters, tree rapists and horrible witch women all over again? Survey says: absolutely.
“It’s possible; we’re looking at a script this month,” Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures partner Rob Tapert told Freep in a new interview. “What’s interesting about ‘Evil Dead’ is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater. … I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.”
It’s hard to imagine an Evil Dead movie without Bruce Campbell in some way, shape or form, so hopefully he’s either still playing Ash or we have a completely different character to root for. Regardless of that, and regardless of an Evil Dead remake, it would just be nice to see Raimi getting back into the horror genre. He proved that he’s still as sharp as ever by way of Drag Me to Hell, one of the single most entertaining thrillers of the 2000s and arguably one of the best films in Raimi’s resume to date. Whether it’s another Evil Dead or a different franchise altogether (we’re looking at you, World of Warcraft), here’s hoping that Raimi dives back into the horror arena before much longer.