This golden nugget of news comes from our friends over at Bleeding Cool. Raimi went into some specifics about returning to the Evil Dead series for a fourth installment, and the pressure surrounding that project, with surprising honesty. It may not be exactly what fans want to hear but it does clarify a few things.
“Those guys made me say that. I am thinking about it but a crowd goes 'Come on Sam, do it!' so I said 'Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it.' But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit. In the hallway today I joked with Ivan [his brother] 'Get working on that script!' but I really don’t know.
I’m afraid that every time I talk about it people get really mad at me when I don’t follow through with it. I would like to work on the script over the summer, that much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans.
I was saying to Ivan 'Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?' and he said 'They want to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!' I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it … but I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it.
I love working with Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, I have so much fun making those movies, so… but the fans are really forcing me into it.
I asked Raimi if there’s something else he’d rather do and was surprised by the candor of his answer.
No, I don’t really have something else.”
So, it looks like as long as Raimi can find an interesting hook for the next Evil Dead, he is on board. That being said, it would be a shame to see him rush such a heavily anticipated film or to do it just because of fan pressure.
via Bleeding Cool