New Evil Dead Director Lays Out His ‘Nasty’ Vision for the Movie

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Sébastien Vaniček has revealed his vision for his Evil Dead film, and it seems he’ll be free to get really nasty with it. Which is saying something after 2013’s Evil Dead and last year’s Evil Dead Rise.

Evil Dead Gets French and Nasty

Speaking to French site Konbini, Vaniček spoke of how he got the job, what he had in store for the sixth installment in the iconic horror series, and when we can expect to see it.

So, what is the filmmaker’s vision for the movie? Well, it’s going for a French flavor and he’s really embracing the nastiness.

”If all goes well, it will be a film with a French twist, with a central French character. I want to do my post-production in France with my teams. It will be in English, eh, but with one or more French characters who speak English.

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, 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! In any case, this film will feel like France; I will never let go of this country; I intend to bring it with me…”

Vaniček recalls his interactions with Sam Raimi in pitching for the job, and he came away impressed with how much freedom he was given.

”What’s crazy is that he guaranteed and protects us to give us 100% creative freedom. That’s all that mattered to me, to not get eaten up by a big studio and get released from the project. Sam Raimi is really the only producer in the United States who has control over his franchise. So when he tells me: ‘It’s your vision that takes precedence, I’m here to ensure it is preserved’, it’s reassuring.”

All exciting to hear, but we’ll have to wait a bit until we see the fruits of this vision.

”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,” says Vaniček.

Vaniček impressed festivalgoers back in September with his spider horror movie Infested.

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