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Both an “EVIL DEAD 2″ and “ARMY OF DARKNESS 2″ talked up at SXSW

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The world premiere of Fede Alvarez’s highly anticipated EVIL DEAD remake has gone down in, as some tell it, all its gory glory (our review is forthcoming!), and the post-film Q&A, as well as subsequent press day has hinted at where both the original and rebooted series go from here.

As many reported on Twitter and the like last night, midst polarizing reaction (some say thrilling and intensely hyper violent, while others are finding the remake gory fan service), the director revealed he’s already begun work on a sequel. Clearly, Sony is confident in the film, given its tagline and roof-raising trailer.

Meanwhile, Shock Till You Drop is currently entrenched in interviews for the film, which means speaking with original deadites Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, who along with Sam Raimi produced the remake. Tapert went ahead and commented on the recent talk of Raimi returning to the original franchise, explaining—suprisingly—”That would be ARMY OF DARKNESS 2. Everybody calls it EVIL DEAD 4, but ARMY OF DARKNESS wasn’t called EVIL DEAD anywhere except by the fans.”

Campbell, keeping expectations tempered commented on his return and another DEAD film, by saying “Sam threatens this every six months…They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he’s not going to let that go, and I’m never going to say ‘no.’ It’ll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that’s what he does and who knows? It may happen.”

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