We learned earlier this month that Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground) is the filmmaker Sam Raimi has hand picked to direct a new installment in the Evil Dead film franchise, with Bruce Campbell revealing at the time that the film will be titled Evil Dead Now. But it looks like that title has changed, as Campbell provides a fresh update to Diabolique.
According to Campbell, Evil Dead Now is now titled Evil Dead Rise! Furthermore, Campbell’s latest comments on the film suggest a much different Evil Dead experience.
“The official name is Evil Dead Rise. We’re getting a new draft in,” Campbell told the outlet. “I don’t think anything will happen until 2021. Full bore ahead, we’re very excited about it.”
Most interestingly, Campbell teases:
“A whole new ballgame. No more cabin in the woods.”Cronin’s Evil Dead Rise won’t feature the character of Ash and presumably won’t have any ties to Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead, instead telling a brand new story within the universe.