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Evil Dead Spin-Off News: Filming Set to Begin Soon, Release Planned for Halloween 2025

How groovy is this, Ash? French filmmaker Sébastien Vaniček has been tasked with directing a brand-new Evil Dead spin-off movie, which he promises will be “a film that hurts.” Vaniček also revealed that producer and Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi is giving him “100% creative freedom” and allowing for a “French twist” to be incorporated into the 40+ year Evil Dead legacy.
Plus, Vaniček said his spin-off could start filming later this year and be ready for release by Halloween of 2025. Vaniček told Bloody Disgusting :

“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.”

Vaniček said in the same interview:

“I told the studio that I wanted to make a nasty film. A film that hurts from which you come away tested. I’m going to put all the horror I have inside [in the movie]. 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!”

Director’s Vision: Pushing Boundaries and Crafting Horror

The director most recently helmed his first feature-length horror film, Vermin, aka Vermines, but he's also worked on several shorts, including 299 792 458 m/s, Mayday, and Crocs . And he will continue a thriving legacy that most recently stormed the box office with 2023's Evil Dead Rise .

Evil Dead Rise's Record-Breaking Success

What began on the big screen with a small indie film called The Evil Dead in 1981 spawned a horror franchise boasting a 40+ year legacy and one of the genre’s most memorable and charismatic heroes, Ash Williams ( Bruce Campbell ). But even without the chainsaw-wielding, wildly quotable, and groovy Ash, 2023’s Evil Dead Rise became the series’ most lucrative Silver Screen entry.

Evil Dead Rise made an impressive $147 million at the worldwide box office during its theatrical run. And while the horror film performed well domestically with $67.2 million, director Lee Cronin ’s turn at the helm made even more money overseas with $79.8 million.

Crafting Memorable Lines: The Legacy of Dialogue

Cronin even discussed that beautifully infamous line of dialogue: “Mommy’s with the maggots now.” That sort of well-written dialogue, along with stellar storytelling and some exceptional filmmaking skills, helped Evil Dead Rise achieve so much success. Cronin said in an exclusive interview with RogerEbert.com:

“When her child — in this case, Danny — is speaking to her in disbelief but also hopes that she’s still alive, there’s a confusion there, and she sticks the psychological knife right in him. I love that line. I remember, with 'Mommy’s with the maggots now,' I really hoped it would end up on a T-shirt someday. And lo and behold, it’s now on a T-shirt. So, it definitely landed.”

(With AI Inputs)

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