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Bruce Campbell Officially Retires as Ash of ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead,’ Following ‘Evil Dead’ Spin-off’s Cancellation

Bruce Campbell Officially Retires as Ash of ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead,’ Following ‘Evil Dead’ Spin-off’s Cancellation
Bruce Campbell’s boomstick shall boom no more. Following last Friday’s announcement that Sunday’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Season 3 finale would actually be the series finale of the Starz horror-comedy, the actor who played the survivor/hero at the center of the “Evil Dead” franchise since 1981 has announced that he’s officially retired from playing the character.

Campbell originally responded to the cancellation by tweeting his appreciation for everyone involved, calling Ash Williams “the role of a lifetime”:

Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime.

I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/oNmTopS1Ab

— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 20, 2018

But Monday afternoon, when horror site Bloody Disgusting encouraged fans of the show
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Bruce Campbell Says He’s Now Retired From The Role Of Ash

Ash Vs. Evil Dead is no more, and it looks as though Bruce Campbell is ready to move on to pastures anew.

Amid news that Starz is pulling the plug after three seasons of gloriously violent, undead action, Campbell took to Twitter (h/t Bloody Disgusting) to announce that, while he has nothing but love and respect for those impassioned fans behind the recent Netflix petition, he’s officially “retired as Ash.”

Yes, after more than 30 years of Deadite-slaying and wry one-liners, it looks certain that Bruce Campbell is ready to hang up his chainsaw once and for all, meaning this Sunday’s season 3 finale of Ash Vs. Evil Dead – now known as the series finale – will go down as the actor’s last hurrah.

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Alas, that Netflix petition
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Ash vs Evil Dead: Canceled at Starz!!

The fun is about to end with El Jefe.

That's right, Starz announced today they will not be moving forward with a fourth season of one of the goriest and funniest series on television featuring Bruce Campbell as Ash "Ashy Slashy" Williams, a continuation to the successful Evil Dead movie franchise.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 will conclude with the finale on April 29.

From the moment Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 began, Cambell and his costars Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo have been kicking Evil's ass (and each other's) while they've been covered in gallons of goo and no doubt had the times of their lives.

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Campbell and his pal and director, Sam Raimi, had the idea to bring the franchise to television.

It is one of the few horror franchises that made the move
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Starz cancels Ash vs. Evil Dead after 3 seasons

Bad news for fans of Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw-wielding Deadite killer Ashley J. Williams, as Starz has announced that it has cancelled the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead after three seasons.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead has taken audiences on a wild ride for three seasons thanks to the fantastic performances and creative efforts of Sam, Bruce, Rob and the entire cast and crew. We are proud to send the show out with a bang…and a splat,” said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz, when making the announcement.

Bruce Campbell had previously teased that we could get a fourth Evil Dead movie if Ash vs. Evil Dead wasn’t renewed, before stating last month that he expects a cancellation would mean we’ve seen the last of Ash. And judging by his comments on Twitter, it seems Campbell is saying farewell to the beloved character:

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Ash Vs. Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled After 3 Awesome Blood-Drenched Seasons

I've got some terribly bad news for all of you Evil Dead fans. Starz has canceled Ash Vs. Evil Dead after three amazingly entertaining and blood-drenched seasons. I'm pretty bummed out about this and I don't like Staz right now.

That's it! This is the end! We will most likely never ever see Bruce Campbell in the role of the chainsaw-wielding, deadite fighting, all-around badass, Ash again.

Not long after Bruce Campbell said they would think about making another Evil Dead movie if Ash Vs. Evil Dead ended up getting canceled, he was asked at a recent convention if that was still the plan and he said:

"No, no, no. Because if they cancel it, I think Ash is done. I have lavender on my property. I’m going to smoke weed and hang out."

So, there ya go. At least we did get three seasons of Ash Vs. Evil Dead to enjoy!
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Starz Has Cancelled Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Discussing whether a TV show may get cancelled is one thing, but it does nothing to lessen the shock the day the ax actually does come down. Granted, this is a situation we’ve kept our eye on for a bit now, but the moment you’ve dreaded has finally arrived: Starz has pulled the plug on Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Now, this is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, as a three season run is quite respectable – especially when you consider that the story started by Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy hadn’t been continued in what felt like an eternity. That said, we imagine this this show was a dream come true for many of you.

But, like we said earlier, the cancellation shouldn’t come as much of a surprise because ratings were sharply declining this season. In fact, one week even saw a drop-off of 60,000 viewers,
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Starz Cancels Ash Vs Evil Dead

With the season 3 finale of Ash vs Evil Dead approaching on April 29th, Starz has announced that they will not be moving forward with a fourth season of the series.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, report the news of Ash vs Evil Dead's cancelation. The series premiered to nearly half a million viewers in 2015, but ratings in the third season have dipped down despite continued critical acclaim and support from the diehard Evil Dead fanbase.

The series gave viewers the chance to catch up with Bruce Campbell's iconic character Ash Williams decades after the events of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead films. Here's what Campbell had to say about the cancelation (via THR):

"Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam
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Ash vs Evil Dead Cancelled at Starz

Ash vs Evil Dead, we’re sorry to report, is dead: Starz has cancelled the Bruce Campbell-starring horror comedy after three seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Season 3 finale, which airs April 29, will serve as the series finale.

A continuation of the big-screen Evil Dead trilogy, Ash vs Evil Dead starred Campbell as chainsaw-handed hero Ash Williams, who ditched his duties as a stock boy to rejoin the fight against the undead. The supporting cast included Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Lucy Lawless.

Debuting on Halloween night in 2015, Ash vs Evil Dead earned positive buzz during its first season,
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‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Canceled After 3 Seasons on Starz

Starz has canceled the horror-comedy series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” after three seasons, the network announced on Friday.

The upcoming season 3 finale, set to air Sunday, April 29, will now serve as the series finale.

The decision comes as Starz prepares to launch two new series next month, the Mexican-American family drama “Vida” and “Sweetbitter,” an adaptation of the 2016 Stephanie Danler novel about the New York City restaurant industry.

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“Ash vs. Evil Dead” starred Bruce Campbell — reprising his role as Ash Williams from the “Evil Dead” film franchise — alongside Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. “Evil Dead” filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert served as executive producers on the series alongside Campbell, Ivan Raimi and Rick Jacobson. Mark Verheiden was showrunner with producer Moira Grant.

Campbell and Raimi first teamed up for the original 1981 film “The Evil Dead.” Shot on a shoestring budget of approximately $350,000 in the woods of Tennessee, the film went on to gross over $2.4 million worldwide and achieved cult status.

The duo later reteamed for a series of sequels and a 2013 reboot before the TV series follow-up “Ash vs. Evil Dead” debuted on Starz in 2015 to critical acclaim.

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‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Canceled at Starz After Three Seasons

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” has been canceled at Starz, Variety has confirmed.

The series will air its third season finale on April 29, which will now serve as the series finale. The series saw Bruce Campbell reprise the role of Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding anti-hero tasked with saving the world from evil in the “Evil Dead” film franchise. The series also starred Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, and Lucy Lawless.

The third season saw Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long-lost daughter who has been entrusted in his care. Meanwhile, Kelly (DeLorenzo
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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Canceled at Starz

Bruce Campbell is putting his chainsaw down.

Starz has opted to cancel Ash vs. Evil Dead, its small-screen offshoot of the Evil Dead films. The Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert gore-filled comedy's April 29 season three finale will now serve as its series wrap-up.

"Ash vs. Evil Dead has taken audiences on a wild ride for three seasons thanks to the fantastic performances and creative efforts of Sam, Bruce, Rob, and the entire cast and crew. We are proud to send the show out with a bang … and a splat," said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming at Starz.

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New Video Goes Behind the Scenes of the Practical Effects and Intense Fights of Ash Vs Evil Dead Episode 3.06

Two of the most intense fights ever featured on Ash vs Evil Dead took place on the series' sixth season 3 episode this past Sunday, and in a new behind-the-scenes video, eexecutive producer Rob Tapert discusses the planning and practical effects that went into the action-packed episode, including "the most complicated thing" the effects crew did all season.

Titled "Tales from the Rift," the previous episode of Ash vs Evil Dead was directed by Regan Hall from a script by Aaron Lam. The next episode will air on Starz on Sunday, April 8th, and you can watch the carnage-packed preview video for that installment here. And, in case you missed it, check here for our previous Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 coverage, including our interviews with the cast.

Episode 3.06 synopsis: "Ash's bond with his daughter strengthens as more Knights of Sumeria join Pablo and him to defeat evil. Kelly decides to
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New The Grudge Movie Slated for August 16th, 2019 Release in the Us

Prepare to be scared by what's making noises upstairs rather than what lurks in the basement, because a new Grudge movie is slated to come out next summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Grudge movie is set to haunt Us theaters on August 16th, 2019. Considered a reboot for the film franchise that first started in Japan with 2002's Ju-On and in America with 2004's The Grudge (co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr), the new Grudge film is set to star Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, and Lin Shaye. The American Grudge franchise currently spans three films and focuses on a lethal, paranormal curse that haunts those unfortunate enough to become ensnared in its rage-inducing grasp.

The latest film in The Grudge franchise is being directed from a new screenplay draft by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on
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The Grudge Reboot Scares Up Summer 2019 Release Date

The Grudge reboot has locked down a 2019 summer release date. Sony is currently hoping to get in on the good days that horror has been enjoying at the box office in recent years by revisiting something that has done well for them in the past. They're currently getting the pieces in place so their reboot of The Grudge can get underway. It's apparently going well, as the studio has locked down an August release date for next year, putting it at the tail end of the summer movie season.

Sony will release The Grudge on August 16 of next year. Currently, the only other major release coming that day is from Universal in the form of an untitled event movie. It's possible that whatever this event movie is, or was going to be, Universal may end up moving it since it hasn't been announced yet. Or, since event implies some sort of blockbuster affair,
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The Grudge Reboot Slithers Into Theaters Next Summer

We know what you’ll be doing next summer.

Sure, most moviegoers will be flocking to see the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, The Lion King and The Terminator in their droves, but for horror fans, 2019 will herald the frankly unmissable reboot of The Grudge, the Japanese cult classic that initially made the journey West in 2004.

It spawned two sequels of its own, though Hollywood’s Grudge series soon began to suffer from a case of diminishing returns. A back-to-basics reboot was in order, then, and sure enough, Ghost House Pictures has slated its rendition of The Grudge for a release on August 16th, 2019. So like we said, we know what you’ll be doing next summer: cowering beneath the cinema seat in front of you as the ancient cinematic curse begins to take hold.

Pitched as a reimagining of sorts, we understand Nicolas Pesce is directing from his own script,
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Tom Hanks’ War Drama ‘Greyhound,’ ‘Grudge’ Reboot Set for 2019 Release

Tom Hanks’ War Drama ‘Greyhound,’ ‘Grudge’ Reboot Set for 2019 Release
Sony Pictures has set Tom Hanks war drama “Greyhound,” for an April 5, 2019, release, and dated its “Grudge” reboot on Aug. 16, 2019.

Greyhound,” which stars Hanks, is based on C.S. Forester’s novel “The Good Shepherd.” Aaron Schneider is directing from Hanks’ script.

The film is being produced by Playtone’s Gary Goetzman and Hanks. FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, Playtone’s Steven Shareshian, and David Coatsworth serve as executive eroducers. FilmNation sold worldwide rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa), which is financing in association with Bron Creative, Sycamore Pictures, and Zhengfu Pictures.

Greyhound” is filming on location in Baton Rouge, La. The film is set in the early days of World War II as an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Hanks’ Capt. Ernest Krause, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.

“Grudge” is directed by Nicolas Pesce in a re-imagining of the supernatural thriller,
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Sony’s ‘Greyhound’ Starring Tom Hanks Gets April 2019 Release Date

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Sony’s ‘Greyhound’ Starring Tom Hanks Gets April 2019 Release Date
Tom Hanks’ upcoming WWII film “Greyhound” will be released April 5, 2019, Sony Pictures announced Thursday.

Written by and starring Hanks, “Greyhound” follows Capt. Ernest Krause, who is put in charge of a U.S. destroyer for the first time in the early days of WWII and is faced with a deadly test as his ship is soon pursued by Nazi U-Boats across the North Atlantic. The film is currently in production in Baton Rouge, with Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”) directing.

Based on C.S. Forester’s novel “The Good Shepherd,” the film is being produced by Playtone’s Gary Goetzman and Hanks. FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, Playtone’s Steven Shareshian, and David Coatsworth serve as executive producers. FilmNation sold worldwide rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which is financing in association with Bron Creative, Sycamore Pictures, and Zhengfu Pictures.

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Sony also announced the release date for “Grudge,” a reimagining of the classic 2002 Japanese horror film “The Grudge.” Nicolas Pesce (“Eyes Of My Mother”) is directing the film, with a release date set for Aug. 16, 2019. Filming will begin next month.

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House with Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman executive producing for Good Universe alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton, and Andrew Pfeffer. Romel Adam will oversee for Ghost House and Brady Fujikawa will oversee for Good Universe.

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Lin Shaye to Co-Star in New The Grudge Movie from Director Nicolas Pesce

You've seen her enter The Further in the Insidious film series, and now Lin Shaye will enter another horror franchise, one that's known for making meowing a seriously scary sound.

Variety reports that Shaye (all four of the Insidious films, 1982's Alone in the Dark) is set to join the cast of the new reimagining of The Grudge (2004), which is itself a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. Details on Shaye's character have yet to be revealed, but she joins a growing cast that includes Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, and John Cho.

The latest film in The Grudge franchise is being directed from a new screenplay draft by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on the festival circuit and a film that our own Heather Wixson called "a hauntingly provocative slice of gothic cinema" in her review. A previous screenplay
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The Grudge Reboot Adds Insidious Mainstay Lin Shaye

From one horror series to the next, Insidious actress Lin Shaye has signed on for The Grudge reboot over at Sony.

Variety has the scoop, revealing that the 74-year-old scream queen, who has dabbled in the Amityville and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises over the years, now joins a cast comprised of Andrea Riseborough, John Cho and Demian Bichir, who is perhaps best known for his recent turn in Ridley Scott’s prequel-sequel, Alien: Covenant.

Pitched as a “reimagining” of the cult horror classic, we understand Nicolas Pesce is directing from his own script. The Grudge is also bolstered by some serious film pedigree behind the scenes, given Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert have agreed to produce the movie on behalf of Ghost House. If that banner sounds familiar, it should; Ghost House last collaborated with Good Universe and Sony for Fede Alvarez’s spooky domestic thriller Don’t Breathe,
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‘Insidious’ Star Lin Shaye Joins ‘The Grudge’ Reimagining (Exclusive)

‘Insidious’ Star Lin Shaye Joins ‘The Grudge’ Reimagining (Exclusive)
Lin Shaye, who is best known as the medium Elise in the “Insidious” franchise, is moving over to a new horror classic. She is set to join Sony’s “The Grudge” reimagining.

Andrea Riseborough and Demian Bichir will star in the new movie, with John Cho also on board.

Nicolas Pesce is directing the horror pic from his own script.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions recently nabbed worldwide rights to the film. Spwa, Ghost House, and Good Universe last collaborated on Fede Alvarez’s hit thriller “Don’t Breathe.”

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce the movie for Ghost House, with Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman executive producing for Good Universe alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton and Andrew Pfeffer. Romel Adam will oversee the movie for Ghost House and Brady Fujikawa for Good Universe. The pic will begin shooting in May.

The first film hit theaters
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