Just when you thought the fever pitch of World Cup mania couldn’t grow any larger, let’s toss in the rabid cult base of the Evil Dead franchise.
That slight tremor you feel is the aftershock following Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez’s tweet last week. Alvarez agreed to make a sequel to his 2013 film if his home country of Uruguay won the World Cup. And, if you Google “Uruguay World Cup” like I did, you will see that possibility is very real.
Furthermore, Alvarez spoke to EW about his upcoming film The Girl in the Spider’s Web and dropped a few hints about the future of the Evil Dead franchise. He may not have been completely joking with his tweet.
When asked about the chance of another Evil Dead film, he replied:
“Look, I love those movies. Making my Evil Dead was an amazing experience, it was my first film. So, going back at some point will be a possibility.”
He cautioned, though, there wouldn’t be a sequel unless the material was top notch. He said:
“I mean, I’m really good friends with all those guys, with Bruce [Campbell], and Sam [Raimi], and Rob [Tapert]. So, we always chat about it. The good news — and I think that’s what sometimes people don’t understand — is, none of those guys will make any of these movies just because they can, just because it’s good business. They will only make it if they believe they have some good story to tell. A lot of people say that in this industry, but most of the time it’s not true. With those guys, all of us involved in those movies, we will just make them if we believe there’s a story that has to be told, and is awesome, and is great, and we believe that it will be better than anything that will be done before in that world. [When] we find that story, when we all agree on what it is, it will probably happen.”
Yeah, so nothing very concrete yet. There will definitely be enough time to learn the Uruguay national anthem and figure out what offside is.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, based on the novel by David Lagercrantz, hits theaters November 9th, 2018.