Evil Dead reboot gets a director in Federico Alvarez

And Evil Dead 4 could be on its way

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Honestly, you wait 19 years for one Evil Dead, and then two come screaming at you at once.

First things first. According to Bloody Disgusting, the long-touted Evil Dead reboot has just landed a director in Federico Alvarez.

Who, you ask? And well you might. All we know about Alvarez is that he hails from Uruguay and he’s yet to direct a feature film.

He does have a handful of genre shorts in the bag, though, which must be what caught producer Sam Raimi and Ghost House Pictures’ eyes.

Alvarez is definitely a left-field choice, but going on those shorts, he could just be the man for the job. There’s also something pleasingly fitting about a young upstart making Evil Dead his first feature gig – not unlike Raimi himself.

As for Evil Dead 4, according to the franchise’s rock ‘n’ roll star Bruce Campbell, it’s almost ready to enter into production.

Yesterday the cult legend tweeted: “Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.”

Meanwhile, Dread Central reports that Army Of Darkness editor Bob Murawski has gone to Detroit to begin working on the film, which will apparently be a “small indie” thing like the first two films.

With all this Evil Dead news, it's being to feel a lot like Christmas...

Want a reboot and an ED4? Or just the fourquel? Scream your feelings into the comments box below...

Comments

    • badger86

      Jul 13th 2011, 12:09

      Ok so are we sure there will be a remake and a fourth instalment? Because it sounds like its just gonna be the remake, Bruce Campbell may have referred to it as a fourth ED film but his tweet makes it quite clear he's talking about the remake. And it just doesn't make sense to have a fourth instalment and a remake in production at the same time, Bruce may be involved with the remake but im not gonna hold my breath for a true fourth instalment. Neither of the above sources seem to suggest this will be anything other than a remake.

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