New Edition in the Evil Dead Franchise is all set to debut on the online streaming platform, HBO Max.
Yes, you heard it right. One of the all-time favourite supernatural horror film Evil Dead is making its way back with the new addition to the franchise. Evil Dead Rise will be the title of the new sequel. The production of the movie is about to begin in June in New Zealand.
The Irish film director Lee Cronin, famous for his extraordinary and thrilling horror stories, including Ghost Train and The Hole in Ground, will direct this new addition. Robert Tapert will be onboard to produce the film, and iconic creator duo Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell will be working as the Executive Producers. The movie will be made under the banner of The New Line Cinema.
The plot of this series will be set in the city rather than the iconic woods that are mentioned in the earlier series of the Evil Dead. It will add to the thriller as acc. to reports the title will emphasize the story of two sisters whose reunion will be made into disaster by those flesh-eating demons and evils. We will see both the girls fighting with demons and wickedness in the city.
Bruce Campbell, who became famous by acting the role of Ash in the previous titles, stated, “At its core, Evil Dead is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations ….”
He further added,” I can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition.”
Whereas creator Sam Raimi applauded the New Line Cinema for its notable works by adding that, “I’m thrilled to bring Evil Dead back to its original home at New Line 40 years after the release of the first film. The company’s history as the pioneer of horror speaks for itself. He further continued his statement by praising director Cronin,” I’m equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise.” Raimi and Campbell were friends from their early childhood; initially, they made several low budget films, and they entered the horror genre by making the legendary Evil Dead
The first title of the Evil Dead was released in 1981 and was return by Raimi. The title’s plot was based on the story where five college students went to spend their vacations in a remote wooded area. Ther played an audiotape which released a no. of demons and spirits, the four friends lost their lives while battling, but Ash Williams(Campbell) survived and started a new heroic glory. The first title was super hit in the theatres and managed to earn huge revenue.
The careers of Raimi, Campbell, and Robert Tapert got wings after this movie. The further titles of the Evil Dead were also released, which includes Evil Dead 2 in 1987. The Army of Darkness in 1992, and the Evil Dead in 2013. A TV show was also aired between 2015 to 2018, which was titled Ash vs Evil Dead