Evil Dead 2 not happening with Fede Alvarez

If a sequel to the Evil Dead remake gets made it won’t be directed by Fede Alvarez

Jane Levy and her crazy eyes in Evil Dead
Jane Levy and her crazy eyes in Evil Dead

Evil Dead 2, the sequel to this year’s successful Evil Dead remake, will not be directed by Fede Alvarez.

Rodo Sayagues, Alvarez’ co-writer on the remake, told Gorosito TV (via Shock Till You Drop) that both he and Alvarez have stepped away from the sequel, and they did so a while 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.

This news comes as something of a surprise given that Alvarez has continued to promote rumours of a Sam Raimi-directed Army Of Darkness 2, although he did recently sign on to direct Dante’s Inferno. It’s safe to assume that, given how well Evil Dead performed, that a sequel will continue without them.

You can buy Evil Dead on Blu-ray for £10 at Amazon.co.uk.