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Bruce Campbell Confirms New Evil Dead Movie 74

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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Bruce Campbell Confirms New Evil Dead Movie

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  • by Thud457 ( 234763 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @05:17PM (#36754598) Homepage Journal
    I mean, how can you top a 6000-year-old mummy sucking out your lifeforce through your asshole?!
    • by h4rr4r ( 612664 )

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

      • .... 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.

  • by elrous0 ( 869638 ) * on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @05:22PM (#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.

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

      • by h4rr4r ( 612664 )

        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.

        • 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!

          • by h4rr4r ( 612664 )

            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.

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

      • by wisty ( 1335733 )

        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.

    • by Altus ( 1034 )

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


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

      • by emag ( 4640 )

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

    • by tyrione ( 134248 )

      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.

      • by elrous0 ( 869638 ) *

        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 endin

    • by CAIMLAS ( 41445 )

      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.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Is there any other kind ??

    • by Anonymous Coward


  • I've always wanted to say that on /.
    • "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.

  • But it's about time.
  • Sorry, guys. . . (Score:4, Informative)

    by MagusSlurpy ( 592575 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @05:28PM (#36754756) Homepage

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

    • by Guspaz ( 556486 )

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

    • 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.

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

      • by WMD_88 ( 843388 )
        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.
    • by blair1q ( 305137 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @06:24PM (#36755460) Journal

      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.

    • 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.'

    • by Nyder ( 754090 )

      . . . but it's the remake [] 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.

      • by cwtrex ( 912286 )

        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 muc

  • by Andtalath ( 1074376 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @05:48PM (#36755046)

    It may be bad.
    But I feel good.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    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.

    • by blair1q ( 305137 )

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

      • by TDyl ( 862130 )
        I think I may have done, about 5 hours of my life are missing and I still have my gum.
        • 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 [] (1988).

    • And "They Live".
  • One word (Score:3, Funny)

    by TDyl ( 862130 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @07:01PM (#36755782)
  • I just hope this ain't what you'd call pillow talk, baby!
  • Detroit? (Score:4, Funny)

    by slapout ( 93640 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @07:38PM (#36756146)

    "production in Detroit"

    So it's a reality show?

  • MC Lars & YTCracker feat. Schaffer the Darklord and Zealous1 - Do The Bruce Campbell []

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

    Hail to the king, baby...

  • Winged Monkeys? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by TheReaperD ( 937405 ) on Thursday July 14, 2011 @02:33AM (#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.

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz