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Second Evil Dead Spinoff Movie in Works

Sat 27 Apr 2024 | 03:04 PM
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Francis Galluppi has been tapped to write and direct a new Evil Dead movie for Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures.

The project is described as an original story that Galluppi developed and brought to Raimi and the team. No word on a plot or who will be producing.

“Francis Galluppi is a storyteller who knows when to keep us waiting in simmering tension and when to hit us with explosive violence. He is a director that shows uncommon control in his feature debut,” Rami said in a statement.

Evil Dead is Raimi’s horror franchise going back to 1981’s same-name film starring Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a combatant of various supernatural entities. 

That pic grew into a trilogy, also spurring the creation of Starz’s "Ash vs. Evil Dead" and a number of other projects. 

The most recent, standalone movie "Evil Dead Rise" from writer-director Lee Cronin, grossed more than $147M worldwide last year when it hit theaters via Warner Bros, after launching at SXSW. At present, Galluppi’s Evil Dead movie is one of two in the works. 

Earlier this year, Ghost House tapped Sébastien Vaniček(Infested) to co-write and direct a new spin-off for the franchise.

Galluppi made his debut feature with the crime thriller "The Last Stop In Yuma County", which follows a traveling salesman who, while stranded at a rural Arizona rest stop, is thrust into a dire hostage situation by the arrival of two bank robbers with no qualms about using cruelty — or cold, hard steel — to protect their bloodstained fortune. Pic premiered at Fantastic Fest and will be released by Well Go USA Entertainment on May 10th.

In addition to a number of award-winning shorts, like "High Desert Hell" and "The Gemini Project", the up-and-coming genre filmmaker has previously been tapped to helm multiple music videos for the L.A.-based indie rock band Mt. Joy.