Sam Raimi may not Write/Direct Evil Dead 4 after All. The three-time Evil Dead director is back-pedaling on the statement we reported on here: Evil Dead 4: Sam Raimi Will Work on Script during 2013 Summer. Sam Raimi supposedly felt pressured into the previous statement by the enthusiasm of the gathered crowd. There is also this to consider: the previous statement basically stole some of the thunder the new Evil Dead film had accumulated with the release of its three fabulous trailers: the Evil Dead (2013) Red Band Movie Trailer, the Evil Dead (2013) Red Band Movie Trailer 2, and the Evil Dead (2013) Green Band Movie Trailer.
Saimi Raimi retraction and explanation for his previous statement:
“Those guys made me say that. I am thinking about it but a crowd goes ‘Come on Sam, do it!”’ so I said ‘Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it’ But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit. In the hallway today I joked with Ivan ‘Get working on that script!’ but I really don’t know. I’m afraid that every time I talk about it people get really mad at me when I don’t follow through with it. I would like to work on the script over the summer, that much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans. I was saying to Ivan ‘Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?’ and he said ‘They want to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!’ I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it… but I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it. I love working with Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, I have so much fun making those movies, so… but the fans are really forcing me into it.”
Too bad. I would have loved to see that film.
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