And the movie won't take place in a cabin in the woods.
The next film in The Evil Dead franchise is getting closer and closer. We know that it's currently titled "Evil Dead Rise" and will be directed by Lee Cornin (The Hole In The Ground.)
But thanks to Bruce Campbell we now have more information! Sadly, the next Evil Dead film will not feature Campbell as the main hero Ash Williams. Instead, like the 2013 remake, it will feature a female lead hero!
Campbell said this:
“What we’re doing now is we’re saying, ‘Look, this is another Evil Dead movie and that book gets around, a lot of people run into it and it’s another story. The main key with Evil Dead is they’re just regular people who are battling what seems to be a very unstoppable evil, and so that’s where the horror comes from. It’s not someone who’s skilled. They’re not fighting a soldier. They’re not fighting a scientist. They’re not fighting anybody more than your average neighbor. This one is going to be a similar thing.”
He then went on to add:
"We’re going to have a heroine, a woman in charge, and she’s going to try and save her family.”
He also confirmed the film will have an urban setting. It is not confirmed, but there are rumors that the film will take place in a skyscraper.