Comic-Con 2014: Film franchise consists of three films starring Campbell in the lead role, as well as a 2013 reboot that did not
Sam Raimi announced at San Diego Comic-Con that he is writing, along with his brother Ivan, a television show based on the “Evil Dead” series of movies. Even better, it purportedly involves Bruce Campbell, though it’s unclear if he’ll appear on-screen or behind-the-scenes.
The original film trilogy (“The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II,” and “Army of Darkness”) ran from 1981 to 1992 and introduced the world to Campbell as Ash Williams. Cambell, most recently seen on “Burn Notice,” may be too old to play Ash these days, though he’s still very fit at 56-years old.
As Raimi offered no additional details about the series or Campbell’s role, it’s possible that he would portray the same character. Representatives for Raimi did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The series could potentially be a continuation of the recent “reboot” of the franchise. While there have been rumors of a sequel to 2013’s “Evil Dead,” nothing has been finalized. While the film featured a new cast of characters, Campbell did make a quick cameo as an older Ash in a post-credits scene.