Things are getting goofy in the Evil Dead world. While most people I know disliked the remake, it made enough money to warrant a sequel. And things seemed to be going well with its development, too. There was even talk of it somehow dovetailing into the original Sam Raimi Evil Dead narrative, which, while risky, might have been an experiment worth watching.
But now in an interview with Gorosito.TV, Sayagues claims he and Alvarez are off the film completely:
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.
Meanwhile, there's somehow going to be an Army of Darkness 2 directed by Sam Raimi. I have such a hard time believing this, but I guess it's really going forward. So there you go: Instead of a sequel to a film that disappointed many, we're getting another mischievous Sam Raimi movie starring Bruce Campbell. The Evil Dead world really is a strange planet where anything can happen.