The reputation of the cult-classic Evil Dead trilogy was at risk until writer/director/producer Sam Raimi stepped in. THR reports that Raimi won a legal battle against a production company that intended to release an unauthorized sequel.
The project from Award Pictures was called Evil Dead 4: Consequences and if released would’ve conflicted with Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell’s plans for their own sequel to the film.
Award Pictures’ president Glenn MacCrae failed to respond to Raimi’s lawsuit which lead to the California federal court issuing a judgment forbidding the company “from using the Evil Dead trademark or using marketing materials that might confuse the public into believing that Award has rights to the title,” THR said.
This fight is not connected to the reported upcoming remake that was co-written by Diablo Cody with Raimi producing. The film, which is starring up-and-coming actors, is slated for release in early 2013.