UPDATE: Mandate has confirmed that this is really a thing that’s happening. However, the project will be a remake instead of a sequel as originally reported. Diablo Cody is currently doing a rewrite on a script by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.
It’s been a pretty tumultuous day for not believing Evil Dead 4 would actually happen. First, Dread Central received word that Sam Raimi‘s editor Bob Murawski is in Detroit to start work on a new Evil Dead movie. Which is news that isn’t exactly a confirmation. Then Bruce Campbell took to Twitter to say:
“Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.”
Of course it’s scary as hell. They’re working in Detroit. But that still isn’t exactly a confirmation. Then Bloody Disgusting dug up an ancient book that revealed Fede Alvarez (Panic Attack! short) has been hired to direct. So maybe this thing is actually happening. But there are still so many unanswered questions. Who will be cast? Is Bruce Campbell playing the lead? Most importantly, should we give Bruce Campbell a pass for using the term “dawg?”