SDCC 2008: Day 3 Round Up- EVIL DEAD 4, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, I AM LEGEND, More

This year’s San Diego Comics Con is winding down today, and much of the news from yesterday and today seem to be more comics and television focused than film. But there was still a few interesting announcements made, so let’s start of with the best one.

Evil Dead 4– While talking about his return to the horror genre with Drag Me To Hell, director Sam Raimi let slip that he is gearing up for a new installment of his Evil Dead series. Raimi stated-

I love working with Bruce Campbell and he’s like Allison [Lohman, star of Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell]. He’s super willing to do anything to make it right. He’s a very funny guy, but mostly he’s got this quality where he will physically do anything to get the shot done right, so I would love to work with Bruce again because I’d love to test those limits. I’d love to make another Evil Dead picture. And actually that’s in the wheelhouse. I’d like to work on it with my brother Ivan [Raimi] when he comes up next week.

Now if he can get this made as well as a film adaptation of Evil Dead: The Musical, then all will be right in the world!

Terminator: Salvation– The fact that it still is in production didn’t slow down director McG from attending the con to start drumming up interest for his upcoming Arnold-less Terminator sequel, which he states has now been given studio permission to go for an R rating. Joining him on the stage were cast members Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Anton Yelchin, and Sam Worthington. Star Christian Bale was off promoting some little art film that was opening in Europe this week. Newsarama has a pretty good report on the proceedings.

I Am Legend prequel- Speaking of unnecessary follow-ups, Francis Lawrence revealed that they are currently trying to come up with a storyline for a possible prequel to last year’s Will Smith film. Hopefully, they’ll be able to give some reasoning for his character’s entirely unexplained motivations in the film’s third act.

Suspiria remake- Director David Gordon Green told the folks over at ShockTillYouDrop that the script for his planned remake of Dario Argenta’s classic horror film Suspiria is finished and that he is looking for financing to make it happen.

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