The Evil Dead franchise will return with a brand new untitled spinoff movie, we learned earlier this week, and French filmmaker Sébastien Vaniček (Infested) is on board to direct.
We don’t know much of anything about this sixth installment in the Evil Dead film franchise at this time, but the website Konbini did manage to get some quotes from Vaniček.
For starters, it sounds like his take on The Evil Dead will be an experience in grueling terror, which has become a guarantee from the film franchise dating back to the beginning. The 2013 remake and last year’s Evil Dead Rise, in particular, have doubled down on this approach.
“I told the studio that I wanted to make a nasty film, a film that hurts, from which you come away tested,” Vaniček tells the outlet, suggesting he’s the right man for the job. “I’m going to put all the horror I have inside, it will be cathartic, and if I haven’t ruined my career and I can continue to make films behind it, I will move on to something other than horror!”
When can you expect this next installment in the bloody saga?
Vaniček notes in the same interview, “If all goes well, we could start filming at the end of 2024-beginning of 2025, for a release that I hope for Halloween 2025.”
He also mentions that Sam Raimi and company are giving him “100% creative freedom” to play in the Evil Dead sandbox, and that he aims for his film to have a “French twist.”
Stay tuned for more on the upcoming sixth Evil Dead movie as we learn it.