When the remake of Sami Rami’s classic cult film Evil Dead came out a year ago, director Fede Alvarez said that he was already writing a sequel, but that film will just be another script sitting on the desk of a filmmaker collecting dust. We learned from Alvarez that Evil Dead 2 will not be happening.
In speaking with Desde Hollywood, Alvarez’s longtime filmmaking collaborator Rodo Sayagues stated that fans hoping for an Evil Dead 2 can stop holding their breath.
Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I don’t know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project.
The film didn’t take over the way some might have thought it would when it was released, but Evil Dead still managed to make a ton of money on it’s $17 million budget, going over $100 million worldwide at the box office.
Still, there really wasn’t a need or a want from fans for a sequel to the film, and now that Evil Dead 2 is no longer in the hands of Alvarez and Sayagues are turning their attention to a modern take on Dante’s Inferno.