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Bruce Campbell Confirms New Evil Dead Movie

samzenpus posted about 3 years ago | from the groovy dept.

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blackstone2020 writes "Dread Central reported last night that a fourth Evil Dead film is up for production in Detroit, and editor Bob Murawski, who worked with Sam Raimi on all three 'Spider-Man' films and 'Drag Me to Hell,' is gearing up to start on the project. Bruce Campbell recently joined Twitter and left one of the best comments to a fan confirming this rumor 'Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.'"

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Oh good lord (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36754562)

Give it a rest, Hollywood. Remember the lesson from Dune? You always take the safe, predictable path you eventually stagnate! You must INNOVATE to survive!

Stop unearthing past film franchises and capitalizing on them, but then, Hollywood has never been about entertainment, has it?

Re:Oh good lord (2)

thomasw_lrd (1203850) | about 3 years ago | (#36754584)

But it's got Bruce Campbell in it. It must succeed.

The only other star it would need would be Cary Elwes, and it's next summer's blockbuster.

Re:Oh good lord (1)

blair1q (305137) | about 3 years ago | (#36755416)

Charlie Sheen used to be good for that.

Now he's got a big future in comedy porn.

Re:Oh good lord (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36754600)

Bob Murawski, who worked with Sam Raimi on all three 'Spider-Man' films and 'Drag Me to Hell,'

All of those movies were awful, so I bet this will as well.

Re:Oh good lord (3, Interesting)

uniquename72 (1169497) | about 3 years ago | (#36754694)

I can see why people liked the Spiderman movies (even though I didn't so much). But Drag Me to Hell wasn't scary, funny, original, or interesting. It was a "Tales from the Darkside" episode, but much longer, and without the low-budget charm. I have no interest in a Sam Raimi horror movie after that.

Re:Oh good lord (2)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | about 3 years ago | (#36757502)

"Evil Dead 2" and "Army Of Darkness" were horror films?

You must have been born in 1995.

Re:Oh good lord (2)

rainmouse (1784278) | about 3 years ago | (#36754642)

Give it a rest, Hollywood. Remember the lesson from Dune?

It's even worse when they take cult horror classics and replace the goodness with Jar Jar Binks style CGI.

And here I was hoping for a Xena Movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36754592)

Bruce's role in that would make it succeed :P

Re:And here I was hoping for a Xena Movie (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36755612)

I'm not seeing Bruce making a very good Xena.

Re:And here I was hoping for a Xena Movie (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | about 3 years ago | (#36756720)

You might want to check out "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" [youtube.com] tv-series produces by Raimi. Roman sex and violence starring Lacy Lawless.

Not seein' it... (2)

Thud457 (234763) | about 3 years ago | (#36754598)

I mean, how can you top a 6000-year-old mummy sucking out your lifeforce through your asshole?!

Re:Not seein' it... (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about 3 years ago | (#36754752)

"My Name is Bruce" is also a really good one. Might even be as good as Bubbahotep.

better than Bubbahotep ... (2)

oneiros27 (46144) | about 3 years ago | (#36755490)

.... at least by my friend's tastes, as they didn't give me shit about getting them watch it ... which I get occassionally, but they were complaining for years, and brought it up whenever I'd select a movie to watch.

... and even by my tastes, My Name is Bruce was the better of the two movies, especially with the self-deprecating humor:

Clayton: I kinda liked Bubba Ho-Tep.

Jeff: Everyone liked Bubba Ho-Tep.

Which unfortunately, wasn't quite true.

Please don't do this (4, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#36754654)

Army of Darkness was the perfect end to the trilogy (sorry Sam, but the studio was right--that S-Mart ending was fucking awesome).

Please don't ruin it with some lame retread with a tired, old Ash. Just let it be what it is.

Re:Please don't do this (1)

mdm-adph (1030332) | about 3 years ago | (#36754738)

Man, I know it. As much as I love ya, Bruce, you're too fat today. Take it easy and enjoy your retirement. :\

Re:Please don't do this (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about 3 years ago | (#36754834)

I just saw him in burn notice and he lost a lot of weight. So much so that the other characters commented on it during the show.

Re:Please don't do this (2)

failedlogic (627314) | about 3 years ago | (#36755154)

Yeah he looks better this season. Thing is though, that they had a "special" 2 hr episode of Sam Ax when he was a SEAL. The time line was about 10 years prior to Burn Notice. He didn't seem to have lost the weight before the show. Which makes him a bit less believable as a SEAL. Michael just grew a beard!

Re:Please don't do this (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about 3 years ago | (#36755208)

Netflix does not have the dvd for that so I have not seen it. I watched the new episodes on hulu. I had wondered if he lost the weight for that though.

Re:Please don't do this (1)

bryan1945 (301828) | about 3 years ago | (#36760542)

Yes, he lost the weight for the 'Burn Notice' prequel movie.

Re:Please don't do this (2)

wisty (1335733) | about 3 years ago | (#36755318)

He could pull if off, if he goes for an older, wiser, and even ruthlesser personae. If he tries to do young Ash, it will just be like that Duke Nukem game - a sad rehash.

Re:Please don't do this (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36760444)

Fuck that. Sam Raimi, don't go with an Evil Dead rehash, do a Duke Nukem live action movie off duke 3d starring Bruce Campbell as Duke with dyed blonde hair!!!! Hell if you can get him doing a good waist high kick and put in as much titty as the old game, it'll be perfect!!! :)

  - vranash

Re:Please don't do this (2)

Altus (1034) | about 3 years ago | (#36754818)

"Lady I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave the store."

Brilliant!

Still, I'll watch anything with Bruce in it at least once. I even watched Moon Trap.

Re:Please don't do this (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36757348)

Yeah but did you watch Alien Apocalypse?

Fake beards galore + super lame rape scene = WINNER!

Re:Please don't do this (1)

NJRoadfan (1254248) | about 3 years ago | (#36757422)

or Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules when he played Autolycus The King of Thieves?

Re:Please don't do this (1)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | about 3 years ago | (#36757570)

Alien Apocalypes... that made for Sci-Fi movie with Bruce Cambell and the chick who was on ER for a single season?

I loved that movie... it reveled in its low budgetness...just like Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2

Re:Please don't do this (1)

emag (4640) | about 3 years ago | (#36759330)

Even Alien Apocalypse [imdb.com] ? I thought I was the only person who watched that SciFi Original...

Re:Please don't do this (1)

tyrione (134248) | about 3 years ago | (#36755336)

Army of Darkness was the perfect end to the trilogy (sorry Sam, but the studio was right--that S-Mart ending was fucking awesome).

Please don't ruin it with some lame retread with a tired, old Ash. Just let it be what it is.

Army was comical but it stunk to high heaven and it's connection with the first two films.

Re:Please don't do this (1)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#36761796)

No, Raimi just reluctantly finally conceded that the franchise played a lot better for laughs than horror. The first film was played straight, and it was so awful that people laughed at it. In the second film, Raimi put in some intentional humor--and people only remembered and talked about the funny parts.

By the third film, he finally had to admit that he sucked ass as a horror director, and went with the humor. His last stand on that front came went he fought the studio on the ending. Raimi wanted an ending that was just a crappy rehash of the Evil Dead 2 ending. The studio told him to go back and shoot a comical ending that was more consistent with the rest of the movie, and so he created that great S-Mart ending. I often cite that as one of the rare cases where studio interference over the director actually made a movie BETTER. He still bitches about it on the commentary track, too stupid (or stubborn) to realize that the S-Mart ending was probably the best part of the movie.

Re:Please don't do this (1)

CAIMLAS (41445) | about 3 years ago | (#36759162)

A while back I had the idea that a sequel with Campbell would be pretty cool if they did it as him being "happy, married, etc." in a middle-class neighborhood and having the undead come to our Earth. You'd have a lot of opportunity for more complex satirical humour.

I doubt they'll do that, but it'd be fucking awesome.

Re:Please don't do this (1)

emag (4640) | about 3 years ago | (#36759336)

Undead? You surely mean Deadites...

Re:Please don't do this (1)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#36761832)

Undead? You surely mean Deadites

So he didn't pronounce every single tiny little syllable...but he got the gist of it, yeah.

EVIL DEAD ?? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36754700)

Is there any other kind ??

Re:EVIL DEAD ?? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36757270)

Grateful?

Re:EVIL DEAD ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36762670)

Dead and Alive Xtreme. Fake girls with real boobs rendered by silicon. Better than real girls with fake boobs made with silicone. At least you don't get slapped when you ogle the fake ones.

Listen up, You primitive screw heads! (2)

chrisj_0 (825246) | about 3 years ago | (#36754726)

I've always wanted to say that on /.

Re:Listen up, You primitive screw heads! (1)

black soap (2201626) | about 3 years ago | (#36763250)

"This is my boom stick" is a great line. Even if Remington wasn't making double-barrel shotguns at the time.

"It's a trick. Get an axe." is just brilliant. Words to live by.

I'm alone here (2)

hsjserver (1826682) | about 3 years ago | (#36754728)

But it's about time.

You're not alone (1)

kelemvor4 (1980226) | about 3 years ago | (#36755090)

I'm psyched!

Sorry, guys. . . (3, Informative)

MagusSlurpy (592575) | about 3 years ago | (#36754756)

. . . but it's the remake [toplessrobot.com] of The Evil Dead, not another sequel. And Bruce is currently only signed on to produce, not act.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36755218)

Way to go Lorena Bobbitt!

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

TDyl (862130) | about 3 years ago | (#36755896)

'tis not just her anymore - ouch:

oh my [bbc.co.uk]

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

Guspaz (556486) | about 3 years ago | (#36755226)

I'm sure he'll have a cameo at the very least.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

Bloodwine77 (913355) | about 3 years ago | (#36755392)

So it'll be remake #2?

It has been awhile since I watched the original 3, but isn't Evil Dead 2 basically a remake of Evil Dead? The original Evil Dead creeps me out to this day.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

MagusSlurpy (592575) | about 3 years ago | (#36755534)

ED2 is a comedic remake, so it doesn't really count, at least in my book.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (2)

WMD_88 (843388) | about 3 years ago | (#36756898)

The first ~7 minutes of Evil Dead 2 are a "recap" of the first movie, but with only Ash and Linda. Everything else takes place after the events of the first movie.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (4, Insightful)

blair1q (305137) | about 3 years ago | (#36755460)

In that case, it will suck ass. Because the only reason those movies were any good was that he was in them. Without him, they lose their core affability and become the cheap junk they were mocking.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

TDyl (862130) | about 3 years ago | (#36755920)

Then let's head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

bryan1945 (301828) | about 3 years ago | (#36760554)

"I'll swallow your soooooouuuuulllll!"
"Swallow this."

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

Abstrackt (609015) | about 3 years ago | (#36756352)

My favorite part of your link, which sums up my thoughts quite nicely, was 'So... still no Evil Dead 4. It's a good thing I just created that "Crushing Disappointment" tag.'

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

Nyder (754090) | about 3 years ago | (#36760616)

. . . but it's the remake [toplessrobot.com] of The Evil Dead, not another sequel. And Bruce is currently only signed on to produce, not act.

So, let me see.

Evil Dead was the original
Evil Dead II was apparently a remake of Evil Dead.
Army of Darkness.
Evil Dead Remake (coming i guess).

So, out of 4 movies, there is only 2 actually movies, if you don't count the remakes.

Sometimes, you just got to leave the past alone, and go on with the new. But hey, cash in on the Evil Dead name, since i'll download it off tpb anyways.

Re:Sorry, guys. . . (1)

cwtrex (912286) | about 3 years ago | (#36762146)

Sorry, wrong. As it was pointed out above, Evil Dead II had a 7 minute rehash of the first Evil Dead movie. The rest of Evil Dead II was its own deal. Also if you fail to watch Evil Dead I, then II, then AoD, you will miss out on the progression of the movies as well as some pretty good laughs and connections between the 3.

The question that I have not seen up to this point (haven't read below this comment yet), is whether or not the movie will be made with comedy in mind or as a campy serious version much like the original?

Wait, it's a trilogy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36754856)

I thought it was just the one Army of Darkness, like The Matrix?

Re:Wait, it's a trilogy? (1)

Altus (1034) | about 3 years ago | (#36754910)

Except that Army of Darkness was the last movie.

Re:Wait, it's a trilogy? (1)

TDyl (862130) | about 3 years ago | (#36755858)

Here's your new home!

Isn't this guy supposed to be dead? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36754964)

I coulda sworn this Xena extra died a few years back.

Re:Isn't this guy supposed to be dead? (2)

MoldySpore (1280634) | about 3 years ago | (#36755018)

Actually no. He is a lead on Burn Notice [wikipedia.org] , a show about a burned spy on the USA Network. Does a great job imo too.

Re:Isn't this guy supposed to be dead? (2)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | about 3 years ago | (#36757602)

WTF are you doing on slashdot!!! Get the fuck out of here you poser.

Gimme som sugar (2)

Andtalath (1074376) | about 3 years ago | (#36755046)

It may be bad.
But I feel good.

How Ironic (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36755330)

Duke Nukem stole so many of his lines from Bruce Campbell movies. Now, all the younger kids are going to think that the Evil Dead stole the lines from Duke Nukem Forever.

Re:How Ironic (2)

blair1q (305137) | about 3 years ago | (#36755470)

Wait. Someone is actually going to play Duke Nukem Forever?

Re:How Ironic (1)

TDyl (862130) | about 3 years ago | (#36755824)

I think I may have done, about 5 hours of my life are missing and I still have my gum.

Re:How Ironic (1)

theArtificial (613980) | about 3 years ago | (#36767112)

I think I may have done, about 5 hours of my life are missing and I still have my gum.

If you're referring to this quote "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum.", its by Rowdy Roddy Piper in They Live [imdb.com] (1988).

Re:How Ironic (1)

operagost (62405) | about 3 years ago | (#36762688)

And "They Live".

One word (3, Funny)

TDyl (862130) | about 3 years ago | (#36755782)

Groovy!

Re:One word (1)

bryan1945 (301828) | about 3 years ago | (#36760568)

Workshed

Such sweet words! (1)

poind3xt3r (890661) | about 3 years ago | (#36756114)

I just hope this ain't what you'd call pillow talk, baby!

reddit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36756132)

I thought he confirmed this in his AMA on reddit?

Detroit? (3, Funny)

slapout (93640) | about 3 years ago | (#36756146)

"production in Detroit"

So it's a reality show?

I think.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36758534)

Sean William Scott could do it justice.

What we obviously nedd... (1)

emag (4640) | about 3 years ago | (#36759214)

is a whole NecroComicCom for more information on works like these...

Hail to the king, baby...

Winged Monkeys? (3, Interesting)

TheReaperD (937405) | about 3 years ago | (#36759310)

I wonder if it will have a scene with undead flying monkeys coming out of Bruce Campbell's ass? For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, years ago, he did an interview where the commentator asked him if he'd do another Evil Dead movie and his response was "when winged monkeys fly out of my ass". With anyone else, I would not even ponder the possibility of that scene being in the movie. But, hey, we're talking Campbell and Raimi here.

Re:Winged Monkeys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36770664)

i think that with that being said he is now obligated to do this...and judging from Raimi and Campbell they just might.

Hmm,..No Bruce? (1)

E.I.A (2303368) | about 3 years ago | (#36759924)

Why not use Stephen Colbert? Some similarities, he is possibly running for president. Could work.......
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