'Evil Dead 2' Script in the Works, 'Evil Dead' Reactions Arrive from SXSW

Director Fede Alvarez confirmed Friday night that a sequel is on the way after receiving a great crowd response at SXSW.
Evil Dead 2 in the works as reactions for Evil Dead come out of SXSW
Evil Dead 2 in the works as reactions for Evil Dead come out of SXSW
Friday night, Fede Alvarez brought his Evil Dead remake to SXSW, where it was met with a thunderous crowd response. After the movie was over, the director confirmed that Sony Pictures is moving forward on Evil Dead 2 and that a screenplay is already in the works.

This news shows how confident Sony Pictures, and the film's producers, Robert G. Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, are in the project. The producers were all involved in the original The Evil Dead, upon which this movie is based.

The reviews coming out of SXSW have praised the remake as the goriest movie ever released by a major studio. Some have accused Fede Alvarez of wallowing in fan service. Here are some of the reactions that came directly after the movie was over.

Evil Dead was released April 5th, 2013 and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Phoenix Connolly, Jim McLarty, Sian Davis. The film is directed by Fede Alvarez.

Evil Dead 2 is in development .

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  1. Allan Thorstad

    I hope the comedy comes back like Evil dead (the original).I really,really hope Bruce Campbell gives us a performance much longer than 1 word"Groovy" in the sequel / remake.We really miss him.His acting is not replaceable!!!

    1 year agoby @Allan-ThorstadFlag

  2. The Knight Has Risen

    This movie f*cking ruled!

    1 year agoby @thehost91Flag

  3. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Nothing wrong with guilty pleasures!

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    @SherlockHolmes2009 No, I know. You knew it before reading the other article is what I meant :)

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Glad to know I'm not the only one with incredible taste in cinema that's actually kind of looking forward to such a flick.

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. Metalsfury

    ARMY OF SEQUELS AND REMAKES- In all honesty, the original 1 & 2 were the best. I don't know if I can see anymore of these. I wasn't a fan of the blantantly obvious comedic approach of Army Of Darkness so not hyped for the second one nor am I for the remakes. At this rate, they'll release say the 5th or 6th and then later during the same year they'll have the remake of it at the end of the year. It is too much, they've already killed it

    1 year agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    @thedude-abides Actually I read this one before I read the other article

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  8. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I feel the same way. I'd love to be wrong, but I see this as a guilty pleasure at best.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  9. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- I would be. People generally have bad taste in movies, so none of this seems the least bit surprising to me. Don't get me wrong; I'm kind of looking forward to the movie myself, but even I know if it's not a guilty pleasure, it'll most likely suck.

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  10. thedude-abides

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Lol. And you knew it anyway.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  11. SpaceCowboy

    I'll have to let Scott know he was featured on MovieWeb.

    1 year agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  12. SherlockHolmes2009

    @thedude-abides Yea im alitte out of date on my film news

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  13. darksektor1971

    Ok...if this is not the UNRATED version of the movie and this was the feedback reaction, what the f*ck are we going to watch on the UNRATED!!!!??????

    1 year agoby @darksektor1971Flag

  14. Ghostman

    Awesome! This is what I like to hear!

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  15. thedude-abides

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah, I think there was an article earlier today saying that very thing.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  16. SherlockHolmes2009

    @thedude-abides Probably haha. The way I see it they wont call it Evil Dead 4 just Army of Darkness 2

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  17. CelluloidDreams

    PASS!!! Redbox rental!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  18. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Just as an Evil Dead Should Be!

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wouldn't be surprised if this tweets were fabricated

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Dan

    F*ck the reboot. Evil Dead 4/Army of Darkness 2 all the way.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  21. QuintsSharkShop

    I can't wait to see this. Sounds like it IS the movie we want!

    1 year agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  22. Corey W.

    So we pretty much have a Evil Dead 2 and a Evil Dead 4 in the works....cause that won't confuse the f*ck out of audiences or anything.

    Sigh, if they're going to continue with this rebooted franchise then Raimi shouldn't bother with a 4th film. I'd rather not have a rebooted franchise and the original franchise both putting sequels out, it's just stupid...

    If Raimi wanted to make a 4th film he shouldn't have agreed to a reboot happening. He made his mistake, so if more of there MUST happen, I'd rather them be from the rebooted story instead of him coming in and creating a clusterf*ck of different Evil Dead's.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  23. ROFLitschristian

    Remake sequel for a remake of an old series, but also make a sequel to the original series? Seems legit.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  24. ROFLitschristian

    Last review tweet was a bummer to read after all the praising ones, but I guess that's just honesty. These reactions are getting me even more pumped than I was before! Just a few more weeks. I hope what they say is no exaggeration.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  25. Adsdsdsd123

    I can't wait for it to hit theaters but i dont know how i feel about a sequel.

    1 year agoby @Adsdsdsd123Flag

  26. thedude-abides

    Maybe Raimi will keep procrastinating and the rebooted series will reach a fourth installment before he will, lol.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  27. thedude-abides

    So we've got Evil Dead 4 and Evil Dead 2 both in the works... Makes a lot of sense.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag