There was news a few months back that Award Pictures were planning on making a fourth Evil Dead film without the blessing of original franchise creator/director Sam Raimi. Looks like it won’t be happening after all. Read on for the details.
The aforementioned Award Pictures thought it could make an Evil Dead sequel without any involvement from Sam Raimi or the production crew from the original franchise. A lawsuit was filed by Raimi’s production company Renaissance Pictures.
The film would have been titled Evil Dead 4: Consequences but looks like it will never see the light of day.
Since the lawsuit was filed in May, THR says Award Pictures “failed to respond in court.” Apparently, the company’s financing fell through and it could notafford to pay the lawyers to contest the lawsuit in the time allotted.
Per THR: “In preparing Evil Dead 4: Consequences, Award Pictures went to the trademark office and argued that since Rami’s first film came out in 1981, his company exhibited a lack of control over it, allowing it to be used as titles in 20 other motion pictures. Additionally, Award pointed to Raimi’s comment in a 2000 book that he would never do a sequel as proof that the Evil Dead trademark was abandoned.”
A Evil Dead film without Sam Raimi is like peanut butter with no jelly. It simply was a bad idea in our opinion.
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