He may not be starring in it as the iconic character Ash, but legendary horror actor Bruce Campbell is producing the new instalment of the popular Evil Dead franchise and he has some news.

Campbell has confirmed that EVIL DEAD RISE, the much anticipated fourth film will start filming in New Zealand, some time this year.

With The Hole In The Ground director Lee Cronin calling the shots, this horror sequel is a mouth watering prospect as it moves the deadites away from that cabin in the woods to a rumoured High-Rise Tower but most defiantly into the modern world.

Campbell said in an interview:

Planning to shoot the next Evil Dead movie in New Zealand later this year. It’s set in a modern-day urban setting. It’s out of the woods.”

Any further updates, we’ll bring them to you.