Sam Raimi - Sam Raimi Wins Injunction Against Rival Evil Dead Sequel

Director Sam Raimi has won a legal battle over the trademark of his The Evil Dead franchise - he has banned bosses from a rival production company from releasing their own sequel to his classic horror trilogy.
The filmmaker and his Renaissance Pictures partners sued Award Pictures executives in May (12) in a bid to block the upcoming launch of Evil Dead 4: Consequences, an unauthorised follow-up to Raimi's franchise.
The president of Award Pictures, Glenn MacCrae, failed to respond to the legal action and a default judgment for a permanent injunction was entered in a California federal court last week (ends24Aug12), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Raimi recently completed work on a new movie in the horror franchise, simply titled The Evil Dead, which he co-wrote and produced. Fede Alvarez directs the forthcoming project, which is due for release in 2013.


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