Sam Raimi Confirmed To Direct ARMY OF DARKNESS 2

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With Evil Dead 4/Army Of Darkness 2 apparently well on its way in development, it seems almost a silly question to wonder of the franchise’s creator Sam Raimi would be returning to direct the film. But still, someone asked Fede Alvarez, the director of this year’s remake of the first film in the franchise, if he would be taking the job and he tweeted this reply –

If anyone would be in the know, it would probably be Alvarez. In addition to surprising nearly everyone with his remake of Raimi’s original Evil Dead, which Raimi produced, he is currently working with the director on developing the sequel.

And speaking of the sequel to the remake, what fans really want to know is if the two franchises will eventually collide and team original hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) with the remake’s hero Mia (Jane Levy)? Back when his Evil Dead was opening, I spoke with Alvarez who did hint at that possibility by stating that the action of his film happens at the same cabin in the woods that saw the events of the first film 30 years earlier. Sounds like that could lead to something pretty groovy.

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[…] Turns out, said reports were right. When a fan tweeted ‘Evil Dead’ remake director Fede Alvarez about his possible place in the ‘Army of Darkness 2′ dynamic, his response was bliss to many a horror/comedy connoisseur. Here it is in his own social media words (courtesy of Film Buff Online): […]