Bruce Campbell Says EVIL DEAD 4, EVIL DEAD NOW Is Now Titled EVIL DEAD RISE
Those of us looking forward to NOW! THAT'S WHAT I CALL EVIL DEAD VOLUME 4 are going to be sorely disappointed with Evil Dead's new title. The rest of us will be cool though.
Just last month we sprained the news that EVIL DEAD 4 was back and would be directed by Lee Cronin (HOLE IN THE GROUND) per Sam Raimi's personal choice. The film was to be titled EVIL DEAD NOW according to Mr. Fancy Pants, Bruce Campbell. Today though, Bruce has told Diabolique Magazine that the film has a brand new title. No, it's not COME TO SWEET HENRIETTA like I was hoping for:
"The official name is EVIL DEAD RISE. 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."
Were it not for Lee Cronin coming out on social media to talk about his excitement for helming EVIL DEAD 4 I would legitimately be wondering if Campbell was just fooling with us all because he's sick of being asked about it. Part of me think that at least the title changing is a gag that he's just going to continue until we catch on. It fits his smart ass sense of humor. That's not a knock on Bruce Campbell, either. His smart ass sense of humor is what makes him Bruce Campbell. Most importantly, is EVIL DEAD RISE better? Yeah, it's probably better.