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Sam Raimi Stops Unauthorized 'Evil Dead' Sequel

By 08.28.12News

As there would be any doubt that Sam Raimi would not win against Award Pictures for trying to make an unauthorized Evil Dead sequel:

Sam Raimi has prevailed in his effort to stop a production company from releasing an unauthorized sequel to his classic horror trilogy The Evil Dead.

In May, Renaissance Pictures — formed in 1979 by Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and actor-producer Bruce Campbell for the purpose of making the first Evil Dead film — sued Award Pictures, which was in the midst of making Evil Dead 4: Consequences. The movie was alleged to be interfering with Raimi’s plan to make his own sequel for Sony Pictures and FilmDistrict.

After the lawsuit was filed, Award Pictures and its president Glenn MacCrae failed to respond in court.

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