Director Fede Alvarez and his co-writer Rodo Sayagues have left Evil Dead 2, the upcoming sequel to this year’s remake of the classic Sam Raimi film. At the premiere of Evil Dead in March, Alvarez had announced that work was starting on Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness 2. Lately, it seems only Army of Darkness 2 has been gaining momentum, instead. Alvarez spoke to a television station in Uruguay:
"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."