On a recent press tour for his noir crime drama The Girl in The Spider’s Web, director Fede Alvarez has dropped a few nods towards the possibility of follow-ups to two of his previous films. Thanks to a winning script and stellar effects, the 2013 Evil Dead reboot overcame overwhelming reboot prejudice to become a highlight of the year. Likewise, 2016’s Don’t Breathe was universally praised as a terrifying horror thriller. According to Alvarez, we could soon be seeing a sequel to at least one of these properties.
When asked about the status of Don’t Breathe 2, Alvarez had this to say:
“We have a script, and we love it. If I’m going to direct it or not is something I don’t know yet, but we love the story. Right now all I have in my head at this point is maybe I’ll take a break, just because I’ve been working on this movie for two years. I never really jump to another movie once I finish one. I take some time. I really don’t know at this point what I’m going to do next.”
Fan speculation about a sequel to 2013’s Evil Dead has been rife as well, but Alvarez is a lot more vague about the possibility:
“No, it’s not off the table, not at all. Like Don’t Breathe 2, those are fascinating worlds, and I love those movies. I think there are still things to do in that world, so it’s totally not off the table.”
With producer Sam Raimi describing Don’t Breathe 2 as “the greatest idea for a sequel I’ve ever heard”, it’s safe to say that the planned film will be a must-see. Bruce Campbell recently hanging up his chainsaw hand on Ash vs Evil Dead means that a remake of Evil Dead 2 could be well-timed to scratch a growing deadite itch for a lot of horror fans.