'Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash' Talks Re-Emerge
Thanks to Stephanie for the next Bruce bit. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash news is re-emerging from the mouth of Ronny Yu. Yu, who directed the first film Freddy vs. Jason, was talking with ComingSoon.net about his new movie Fearless and was asked about a sequel. When asked if he would direct the sequel, if New Line gives the movie a greenlight, Yu said "Yeah, they've been talking about it, and they even talk about bringing Ash [from Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies] into the equation, and I thought it's terrific. It's almost like an updated version of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. If they really want to do it and they want me to do it, I'd love to do it. It would be a lot of fun." So it looks like the talks about Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash aren't dead after all. I remember about a year ago, Sam Raimi decided not to give the character of 'Ash' to New Line because New Line wanted Sam to just "hand that character over" to them for free. So it looks like Sam might be fighting for producing credits for him and Rob Tapert (aka. Mr. Xena) on Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash and a cut from the profits, if New Line does decide to greenlight the movie for production. This is great news for fanboys who thought the movie was in development hell. If Sam does hold out on giving the 'Ash' character to New Line, its probably because he wants to make Evil Dead IV in the not too distant future.