Evil Dead 2 Loses Fede Alvarez, Sequel May Not Happen

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When the film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival back in March, director Fede Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues revealed they had already begun work on a sequel to their remake of Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.” While Alvarez had never committed or confirmed that he’d direct Evil Dead 2, he recently took to Twitter to tell a fan that Raimi was focusing on helming Army of Darkness 2. At the time he made no indication that he wouldn’t be back for more deadite madness – but unfortunately, it sounds as if the sequel took a massive step backwards. In fact, Sayagues tells Gorosito TV that Evil Dead 2 isn’t happening.

“Look, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie won’t happen,” he tells the site before dropping the bomb. “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.”