'Evil Dead' Director Sues Over Rights To Sequel

Law360, Los Angeles (May 4, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Film director Sam Raimi and his production company Renaissance Pictures Ltd. on Wednesday slapped Award Pictures LLC with a trademark suit in California federal court over its plans to produce a fourth sequel to the 1980s cult classic "Evil Dead."

Raimi, who formed Renaissance in 1979 with producer Robert Tapert and producer-actor Bruce Campbell, claims Award Picture's plans to release a series of Evil Dead films will interfere with his own plans to produce a remake of the original horror film, scheduled to be released in...
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