The Evil Dead remake is set to hit the big screen in a few weeks and director Fede Alvarez has been talking about the movie. Fede says that he is already working on a new story for Evil Dead 2, which will not be a remake of the 1987 Sam Raimi movie but will instead be a completely original story.
Alvarez explained, "I think it’s going to depend on where we take it. Right now, we just got to write it. For me, it’s if we manage to agree, but we’re just starting to build a story and figure out what kind of movie it’s going to be, and it depends on what it is. It depends on the story we find, because personally, I think it has to shock everybody. It has to go to a different place just like Army of Darkness did with Evil Dead 2. It has to do that switch that every Evil Dead movie did with the previous one."
He added, "Right now you have to create something different and completely new. And it’s exciting for me because in a long time, this, the new one—the next one—is going to be a completely new, fresh, 100% original, you bet. Because this one has so many ties to the first one that at the end of the day, being what it is, it’s like a sound of the original movie. But this next one, it’s not a remake of Evil Dead 2. It’s something completely new and different. I’m so excited to see where that’s going to go."
The Evil Dead remake stars Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Shiloh Fernandez. The movie featured at the South By Southwest Festival at the weekend and is set to be officially released on April 5 in the US, before then hitting screens in the UK on April 19.