The Evil Dead franchise is officially getting another movie!
Bruce Campbell has just revealed to Empire that Evil Dead Now, the fourth Evil Dead film, is already in the works with Lee Cronin (The Hole In The Ground) writing and directing the horror-comedy.
CAMPBELL: “We’re just getting off the phone with Lee Cronin, who is writing and directing the next Evil Dead. It’s called Evil Dead Now. Sam handpicked Lee – he did a cool movie called The Hole In The Ground. We’re going to get that sucker out as soon as practical.”
However, Bruce says that Ash isn’t going to be in the film and seemingly confirms Evil Dead Now will have a female protagonist instead.
CAMPBELL: “From this point forward, they kind of have to stand on their own. Which is fine. And liberating. You could have different heroes, different heroines in this case. This one is gonna be a little more dynamic. We just want to keep the series current. And the mantra, really, is that our heroes and heroines are just regular people. That’s what we’re going to continue.”
It is unclear if this means that Jane Levy will be reprising her role of Mia from the reboot or if they’ll be pursuing a new actress attempting a second reboot.
Also, when they plan on shooting it.
THE HOLE IN THE GROUND – One night, Sarah’s young son disappears into the woods behind their rural home. When he returns, he looks the same, but his behavior grows increasingly disturbing. Sarah begins to believe that the boy who returned may not be her son at all.