The original “Evil Dead” trilogy director Sam Raimi has been tapped to helm “Army of Darkness 2” according to a recent report by Deadites.net. Director of the 2013 “Evil Dead” remake Fede Alvarez confirmed on Twitter that Sam Raimi will be serving behind the lens.
Alvarez was asked by a fan if he will be taking on the directing duty for the upcoming sequel.
His reply on twitter:
“Sam Raimi will!”
Bruce Campbell is expected to reprise his roles as Ash Williams “Evil Ash”. Campbell recently confirmed that despite the long delay, fans can still expect a sequel:
“The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here,”
He also jokingly added:
“Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.”
The 1992 “Army of Darkness”, also known as “Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness” follows the story of an unassuming store clerk Ash who is time-warped into England’s Dark Ages, where he must find the Necronomicon, a compendium of the black arts, before he can return home. His journey leads him to battle an army of skeletons and romance with a beautiful princess.
It is not clear if the sequel will follow the same dark comedy tone of the original. GeekShizzle will keep you posted.
Watch the 1992 “Army of Darkness” trailer if you’ve missed the film