Earlier this month, we reported that a brand new Evil Dead film is on its way with Lee Cronin attached to helm the new installment. In a recent interview with Diabolique, franchise star and producer Bruce Campbell shared new details about the upcoming film, revealing that it will not only become a standalone film but it will also feature a whole new setting far from the previous films’ famous cabin in the woods location.
Although he previously stated that the film will be called Evil Dead Now, he now confirms that the fifth installment will officially be titled as Evil Dead Rise.
The official name is Evil Dead Rise,” Campbell said.
“We’re getting a new draft in. I don’t think anything will happen until 2021. Full bore ahead, we’re very excited about it. A whole, new ballgame. No more cabin in the woods.”
The next installment to the Evil Dead films will be written and directed by The Hole In The Groundfilmmaker Lee Cronin, who was handpicked by franchise creator Sam Raimi. Campbell previously confirmed that the upcoming film won’t have any ties to the previous films and might again feature a female lead.
The Evil Dead franchise began with 1981’s The Evil Dead and was followed by 1987’s Evil Dead II and 1993’s Army of Darkness which were all written and directed by Sam Raimi and centered on Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams. The original trilogy had amassed a massive cult following that spawn into video games, stage musicals, and a comedy horror series titled Ash vs. Evil Dead which ran on-air from 2015-2018. In 2013, the fourth installment to film franchise was introduced with Fede Alvarez’s 2013 soft reboot of Raimi’s 1981 film which now revolves around a female protagonist.
Lee Cronin is an Irish filmmaker who made his feature-length directorial debut last year with the supernatural horror film The Hole in the Ground. He also recently collaborated with Raimi as he directed an episode of Quibi’s horror anthology series 50 States of Fright.