After the critical and financial success of this year’s Evil Dead, much have been said about a potential sequel. In April, the director of the remake Fede Alvarez told us he was going to write it because he wanted “to define Mia’s story” in a second chapter. The Uruguayan even toyed with the idea of helping shape a trilogy that would merge with Sam Raimi’s version in an epic seventh entry. One month ago we talked again and he gave the impression that Evil Dead 2 was put temporarily on hold: “All the pressure is on Army of Darkness 2″ he said.
Well horror fan, don’t hold your breath. Our colleague Al Gorosito (also from Uruguay) talked to Rodo Sayagues recently for his TV/radio movie show called ‘De Película’. In this exclusive video interview the Evil Dead co-writer and long time collaborator of Alvarez reveals that the much anticipated sequel to their remake has been buried for a while.
“Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I don’t know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project.”
OK. Money was made with the new movie and everybody seemed excited about building a new mythology. So instead of blood what is raining are questions. What happened? Was it a creative difference about the future of the saga? Is this the end of the Hispanic duo with the Evil Dead franchise? Will there be a sequel to this version at all? How can Ghost House let this extremely hot team walk away into other production companies and studios?
In the same interview, the writer tells Gorosito that they will probably start the new year with 4 simultaneous projects: Dante’s Inferno for Universal, a horror movie, a project that he didn’t described and one that he did, Maquina for MRC Studios:
“It is a science fiction movie that takes place almost in the present. It has a resemblance with the world of Terminator 2: Let’s say Los Angeles in a couple of years, with some technologically advanced innovations. The story centers on a teenager that finds himself in a messy corporate affair.”
That is the first piece of information that is published of the secretive film. To know more about an interview that also includes some interesting Marvel and Star Wars portions click on the image below to go to Al Gorosito’s page and watch the subtitled video
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