Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Director Fede Alvarez Says Another Evil Dead Movie Possible

If the Evil Dead franchise wants to rise again, they'll have to find the right tone to go with Ash vs Evil Dead.

The 2013 remake of Evil Dead was quite significant, not only for bringing back a franchise, which filmmaker Sam Raimi hadn’t explored since his 1992 movie Army of Darkness, but also because it introduced much of the world to Uruguay-born director Fede Alvarez.

Alvarez’s second feature, the unsettling home invasion thriller Don’t Breathe, will open on August 26th, but since Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have brought back the popular character of “Ash” Williams for their hit Starz television series Ash vs. Evil Dead, many fans have wondered whether we might ever see a direct sequel to Alvarez’s film.

Much of the talk at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend was about the upcoming second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, but since Den of Geek had a chance to talk to Alvarez himself, we decided to ask him if he’d still been thinking or talking about doing an Evil Dead 2 with Jane Levy’s character.

“I’m really good friends with Sam (Raimi) and Rob (Tapert) and Bruce (Campbell)—we always chat and we really became friends after Evil Dead, so casually, the conversation always comes and goes: ‘Like what about that Evil Dead 2?’ is a question we always throw around,” he told us.

“My pitch for it was ‘Let’s combine the two worlds and have Jane from my film being fight demons back-to-back with Bruce’ and trying to tell that story, but the tone is the key. What would be the tone? Because Bruce represents a more slapstick ‘Evil Dead’ from Evil Dead 2, and my film is more faithful to the first Evil Dead where they weren’t trying to be funny at any level, though some people believe they were. I know them pretty well, and they weren’t trying to be funny at any level, they were just being over-the-top. Trying to find a tone is key to that movie.  Now that Bruce is back in a way--because suddenly, his show is going to a third season and people know about him and the newer generation knows why he’s so cool and he’s the character that he is--now might be the time to try that.”

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Fede Alvarez Talks 'Don't Breathe', 'Evil Dead 2' & James Wan - moviepilot.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

First Look at Ash vs Evil Dead Lenticular Blu-ray from #SDCC

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The cabin, a screening, and a damn sweet panel—Ash vs Evil Dead made San Diego Comic-Con groovy.

Pablo covered in bugs. Kelly vs. kitchen pots. The King talking to Linda. Our cabin at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 was a trip.

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Ash vs Evil Dead | 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Panel | STARZ

Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Ted Raimi, Lee Majors, Lucy Lawless, and Bruce Campbell take the San Diego Comic-Con stage for a bloody good time, moderated by Dominic Patten.

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“Ash vs Evil Dead” follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Second Season of Ash vs Evil Dead Will Contain Ash's Craziest Fight Scene Ever

Yesterday’s Ash vs Evil Dead Comic-Con panel was catnip for all the gorehounds who turned out to see Bruce “El Jefe” Campbell in person—as well as Sam Raimi, Lucy Lawless, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago and Rob Tapert. Most also participated in a press room earlier in the day.

One big change for the Starz show’s second season, which kicks off on Halloween, is that television legend Majors (The Fall Guy, The Six Million Dollar Man) is aboard to play Ash’s cantankerous father. (Campbell joked that they had to cast Majors, since he’s “the only other actor working in Hollywood who still has hair on his body,” and prompted Majors to give proof.) Majors—who was attending Comic-Con for the first time—explained how he came to be involved with the show.

“When they approached me, I was not that familiar with the show, but I knew what it was,” he admitted during the press room, in a tale he repeated for the panel. “I viewed the first episode, and then I kept viewing and viewing and viewing, all 10 episodes at one time. I said, ‘This is a fun show.’ I never associated so much horror and blood with being fun, but it’s just hilarious, the crew is so good, and the chemistry all seemed to work very well. It’s so well-done, and I don’t mind being a part of it.”

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

‘Evil Dead 4’ Could Still Happen; “Ash vs Evil Dead” to Reference ‘Army of Darkness’

The Evil Dead universe is about to collide and then we’ll collectively explode.

It’s been reported multiple times that Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” has bits and pieces of what was once to be the long-gestured Evil Dead 4. Hearing that made it appear that a fourth film would no longer be in the cards, which was slightly disappointing considering Ash’s cameo at the end of the Evil Dead remake (Fede Alvarez’s film is actually a sequel, in the same universe, but shhhhhh). Still, it’s hard to complain when we get a full blown Evil Dead television series…

Starz and co. are at the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con hyping up the home video release of Season One, with the follow-up season set to return this coming October. During one of the press panels, executive producer Rob Tapert revealed that Evil Dead 4 is still in the cards!

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Ash vs Evil Dead: Bruce Campbell & Rob Tapert Tease Cameos from Original Films

At San Diego Comic-Con, Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert, and Lee Majors hint about revisiting the events and characters of the first Evil Dead.

Ashley Williams, the chainsaw-handed and dubious messiah of Ash vs Evil Dead has had a sordid family history. That kind of comes with the territory when you read from the Book of the Dead, and it directly leads to the possession and hellbound slaughter of your sister, as seen in the original The Evil Dead. Yet, that familial freak out caused by Bruce Campbell’s buffoonish anti-hero has never been really referenced in the subsequent sequels and TV show spin-offs… until now.

While chatting with Campbell and Ash executive producer Rob Tapert during separate roundtable interviews at San Diego Comic-Con, I brought up the fact that Ash is not only revisiting his father, who is being played by TV legend Lee Majors, for the first time in any medium, but that he inevitably will also have to address the death of his sister. Incidentally, the thing about death in properties like Evil Dead is that characters don’t need to stay gone.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Ash vs Evil Dead Will Reference Army of Darkness in Season 2 - IGN

Ash Williams was prohibited from referencing one of his grooviest adventures on the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead, but Army of Darkness will finally get its due on the Starz series when the show returns for season 2.

During IGN's San Diego Comic-Con livestream, Ash vs Evil Dead's executive producer Rob Tapert revealed that the rights issues that once prevented the show from acknowledging the third film in the Evil Dead universe, Army of Darkness, are no longer an obstacle. Not only have those problems apparently been resolved, but also the show fully intends on referencing Ash's time-hopping journey in the next season.

"We actually can reference [Army of Darkness], and we reference it in this coming season," Tapert said during IGN's livestream.

 "We just don't pull upon that universe, but this coming season Ash is able to talk about events that happened in Army of Darkness, although people are not likely to believe him, of course," he continued.

Showrunner Craig DiGregorio previously explained to IGN last year that legal rights issues prevented the show from mentioning the third film in the franchise. DiGregorio did note at the time Ash was still the Ash from that film, he just couldn't happen to allude to Ash's time-traveling adventure to 1300 AD.

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Bruce Campbell Cuts Conan's Sandwich, "Evil Dead" Style - CONAN on TBS

Bruce's chainsaw hand comes in handy when Conan needs his lunch sliced. Though it might get a little messy.

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