Dubious lawsuit erupts over rights to Evil Dead sequel
A book published in the year 2000 features a quote from Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi claiming that he would never make a sequel in the horror-comedy franchise. Award Pictures claims this single quotation is evidence that Raimi has abandoned the rights to make any future Evil Dead movies, and has thus decided that it will make its own sequel. R
aimi’s Renaissance Pictures — a production company founded by Raimi and Bruce Campbell specifically to make the Evil Dead series — has taken issue with this idea, claiming that a mere quotation, taken out of context, can not be legally binding.
And yet Award is so sure of its claim that the entire mess must now be sorted out in a California court.
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