Monday, May 5, 2014

Fede Alvarez: Evil Dead 2 Will Happen When the Time is Right

Evil Dead helmer Fede Alvarez directs tomorrow night's episode of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (airing at 9pm on El Rey) and Shock had a moment to speak with him this morning about not just his contributions to that show's bloodsucker-filled universe but about the status of Evil Dead 2 as well.

It seems the sequel's momentum has waned since the first film debuted last year grossing $97 million worldwide at the box office. But Alvarez wouldn't exactly say it's losing steam, it's merely about waiting for the right idea.

"Sam, Bruce and Rob Tapert and I are good friends and we talk to one another often and we're always coming up with new ideas and projects," he said. "Sam is teasing Army of Darkness 2, which he is working on the script with his brother, but at the same time Evil Dead 2 is something we definitely want to do at some point. But part of the reason I think the last one was successful is because Sam took his time to find the right team of people to do it. We took the time to find the right script and all of that. If you had Evil Dead 2 coming out the following year, it's just for the market, not because you've found the right idea. It takes time to find the right idea and that's what we're doing. It's always in the background and always in our heads. And every time I talk with Sam, we're bouncing around ideas to find what would be the perfect sequel."

Sounds fair. In the meantime, Alvarez is developing Dante's Inferno for Universal. Stay tuned for more with the director very soon!

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