Horror fans were treated to one hell of an Evil Dead remake when Fede Alvarez took the helm. Now that the flick has hit shelves, Alvarez is already looking ahead to the possible sequel and how he would like for the story to continue. Collider recently caught up with the director who had this to say:
We’re discussing. We’re still talking with Sam (Raimi) about it and trying to figure out what we should do. Maybe because I’m a child of the 80’s, but for me a sequel is a story that follows the previous one, and sometimes if you haven’t seen the original then you don’t understand the second one. Like Back to the Future 2. If you haven’t seen the first one, you’re not going to get anything out of Back to the Future 2. So that’s kind of my ideal sequel – a movie that continues the story, takes one character and moves on, and moves forward with that character that survived with the first one. That’s what I want to do. But the reality of the industry today is that the sequel is just the same concept, but with a new bunch of characters. That’s the reality of Final Destination or Saw. Generally it’s a new bunch of characters and you play with the same concept again. But I don’t think, personally, we should just get a new bunch of kids and throw them in the cabin and open the book again. So that’s what we’re trying to- were just going back and forth about what is the reality of the market and what kind of film should we do.
As a huge fan of Alvarez’s remake I couldn’t be happier to hear how he would like to approach the sequel. With the way it ended, you know there’s plenty of opportunity to create a wicked sequel that could potentially follow in the same footsteps as Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II. He makes a great point with the recent sequels we’ve been seeing to films like Final Destination and Saw and how they are basically just rehashed ideas from the original film that involves an entirely new cast. It’s a boring approach and one that I really hope they don’t take. I’m with Alvarez on this one, sequels are meant to continue the first film’s story. It sounds like he really wants to do this one right and if the first film is any indicator, I’d say we are in for one hell of a ride.
4 thoughts on “Fede Alvarez spills some details on Evil Dead sequel”
Excellent post! I found this post today while bargain shopping the new EVIL DEAD on DVD. Now I’m regretting not jumping on a few of the pre-order deals when I had a chance.
Nice! I picked up my copy today, I’m really pumped to see the making of feature.
You were one of the few who loved the remake as much as I did but I’m still right there with you in wanting to see a sequel. Maybe we’ll get some Bruce Campbell this time?
I’d love to see a true sequel that goes the same route as EDII in how bat shit crazy it ends. I think the plan is to have the Alvarez Evil Dead films cross over with Raimi’s at some point. If we see Bruce Campbell as Ash again, it won’t be until Evil Dead 4. But who knows! I’m excited either way.