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 Raimiâ€™s “The Evil Dead.” While Alvarez had never committed or confirmed that heâ€™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 wouldnâ€™t be back for more deadite madness â€“ but unfortunately, it sounds as if the sequel took a massive step backwards. In fact, Sayagues tells Gorosito TV that Evil Dead 2 isnâ€™t happening.
â€œLook, I am sorry to tell you this but that movie wonâ€™t happen,â€ he tells the site before dropping the bomb. â€œEvil 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.
â€œI donâ€™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.â€