A secret sci-fi film from Fede Alvarez? You’ve got my attention! Lately we’ve been hearing a lot from Alvarez about a potential Evil Dead sequel and the direction he’d like to take it. One thing he forgot to mention during all of this was that he’s been quietly working on a pitch idea for a little sci-fi film called Machina. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it looks like Alvarez’s sales pitch was a success because he has just sold the sci-fi project to MRC. Hell. Yes.
Unfortunately, details are very slim at the moment. It’s all being kept tightly wrapped up in the cellar with the necronomicon apparently. What I do know is that the film will see none other than Alvarez himself helm the project who will also co-write the script with Rodo Sayagues. So where does all of this leave an Evil Dead sequel? There’s really no telling. As much as I’m excited to see a sequel to Alvarez’s brilliant remake, I can’t wait to see where he takes a sci-fi film. Can you imagine if he takes the same practical effects route as he did with Evil Dead and blends it with the sci-fi genre? This could be one hell of a film on the horizon. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one for you guys, so stayed tuned.