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DRAG ME TO HELL Reactions! Sam Raimi On More EVIL DEAD & SPIDER-MAN 4!

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Sam Raimi's new film DRAG ME TO HELL just played this weekend at the SXSW and is getting overly positive praise from fanboys, critics and audience members alike! Among some of the highlights, check out Ain't It Cool's report HERE and HERE. (Love the title to the 2nd article) Dread Central's got a review HERE. Shock Till You Drop's initial reactions are HERE.


As usual, Raimi got talking about all things EVIL DEAD after the SXSW screenings. Here's what I can gather from his various quotes, because as usual, it's goes back & forth between an EVIL DEAD remake and an EVIL DEAD 4:

He tells IGN, "I have talked with my partners about having a young director come in and remake Evil Dead. That film was made in 16mm on a shoestring budget and blown up to 35mm. The visual effects are crumby, it was done in mono, not even stereo, let alone 5.1. What you could do with it now would be so much better. I think if you had a new director using the full power of 35mm and 5.1 sound, you could really make a pretty socko presentation. It was always meant for the big screen, but never really seen on the big screen."

While he told IGN that he'd like to remake EVIL DEAD, he mentioned to Ain't It Cool News that SPIDER-MAN 4 is next for him and that "his plans are to finally knock out EVIL DEAD 4 right after the next SPIDER-MAN film."

IGN brought up EVIL DEAD 4 to Bruce Campbell several months back and said he's hesitant to reprise the role of Ash after seeing INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Raimi answered that by saying, "I liked Indy 4. He's probably just trying to get out of getting in shape! Like any movie it's hard to say if you want to do it or if you don't want to do it until there is a script to talk about. So one day I hope to have the time to write a script, and if that happens I'm hoping that Bruce will change his mind."

Since SPIDER-MAN 4 is next, what's the status of that blockbuster sequel? Raimi tells MTV "The writers, producers and I are working out what the story will be, but we haven’t been talking in terms of Part 4 and 5. I’ve read that [about 'Spider-Man 5’] also, but right now we’re just working on the story for ‘Spider-Man 4,’ just that one film. We’re definitely talking about working from all the material in the comic books and nothing [invented] outside of that. All the characters or villain or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee’s creations or those that came after him."

More when we hear it! Raimi's next DRAG ME TO HELL hits theaters on May 29th, 2009! Check out the trailer and 12 images HERE! Directed by Sam Raimi and Co-written with brother Ivan Raimi, DRAG ME TO HELL stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao & Reggie Lee.

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