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?