Three decades ago the book “The Evil Dead” was developed into a cult movie classic, which was followed by two sequels and a 2013 reboot, now the franchise will return as a TV series.
The original movie’s writer and director, Sam Raimi, made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con. Along with his brother Ivan Raimi, the two plan to write the series with original star, Bruce Campbell.
More exciting for horror fans is the fact that Campbell confirmed to a fan on Twitter that he intended to star in the series, or at least “that’s the plan.”
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) July 27, 2014
Campbell made an appearance in the 2013 Evil Dead reboot in a scene after the credits, lifting his head from the darkness and saying his classic line from The Evil Dead II, “Groovy,” after a voice-over recited this portentous line from the first film: “I have seen the dark shadows moving in the woods and I have no doubt that whatever I have resurrected through this book is sure to come calling for me.” That the cameo spun the rumors of Campbell’s return to the film series, though currently no other film sequels appear to be in the works.
I’m not only a fan of The Evil Dead franchise, but of pretty much all things Bruce. So, it’s a sure thing that I’ll be watching. What about you? If it happens, will you watch?