Fede Alvarez Out of Evil Dead 2?

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.42.03 AMIt looks like the director of 2013’s reboot/stealth-sequel of Evil Dead, Fede Alvarez, won’t be returning for the sequel.

In an interview with Gorosito.TV, Alvarez’ writing partner Rodo Sayagues said that both he and Fede had left the project ‘months ago.’

“Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen. Evil Dead 2 is not going to happen, at least not with us involved. We left that project many months ago because we preferred to put our energies on other things. I don’t know if the producers still have intentions of making it. But what I can tell you is that we are not part of that project.”

The film was a success, both financially and critically, so a sequel is likely to happen with or without the duo; but given the fact that they did a good job, it’s sad to see them go.

Meanwhile, word is that Sam Raimi is working on a new sequel to his original Evil Dead trilogy.  Supposedly, that film, along with the reboot’s sequel were to have led into a seventh film which would be a crossover between the two timelines.  Does Alvarez’ departure shake those plans up?


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