"Evil Dead" is getting resurrected.
Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in Sam Raimi's horror classic "The Evil Dead," "Evil Dead II" and "Army of Darkness" — and who executive produced the first and co-produced the second and third — confirmed a new project via Twitter.
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"Believe in the remake, dawg!" he wrote. "The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."
He wrote the tweet in response to a Twitter posting from a fan.
Raimi will write and produce the next "Evil Dead." He won't direct.
The entire franchise has grossed a total of only $19.8 million at the box office, and the first grossed a meager $2.4 million.
The most recent film in the franchise, 1992's "Army of Darkness," grossed $11.5 million.
But the movies' importance goes far beyond their box office receipts. They're cult favorites that have influenced an entire generation of horror writers — and fans.
Within an hour, Campbell responded in the affirmative.