Fede Alvarez Talks FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES, Working with Robert Rodriguez, EVIL DEAD 2, MACHINA, DANTE’S INFERNO, and More

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Airing Tuesday nights on El Rey is From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.  Based on the 1996 cult hit of the same name, and re-imagined for TV by co-creator Robert Rodriguez, the show follows fraternal fellons Seth Gecko (D.J.  Contra) and Richie Gecko (Seth Holtz)  on a crime spree that leads them straight into a vampire infested strip club.  The series has been inching towards the climactic standoff at the Titty Twister all season, and with tonight’s episode, “La Conquista”, everything officially goes off the rails.  Fittingly enough the episode is helmed by none other than Fede Alvarez, director of the 2013 Evil Dead remake, where he proved a knack for depicting completely unhinged encounters with the supernatural.

In anticipation tonight’s episode I hopped on the phone for an exclusive interview with Alvarez.  He talked about how he ended up directing an episode of From Dusk Till Dawn, why the eighth episode was a perfect match for him, working with Robert Rodriguez, shooting on the set of the Titty Twister, the differences between directing for TV and film,  and whether or not he would want to direct TV again.  He also touched on a few of his upcoming projects, including the status of his first sci-fi feature Machina, moving forward with Dante’s Inferno, and what exactly is going on with Evil Dead 2.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

EVIL DEAD Director Fede Alvarez and Co-Writer Rodo Sayagues Won’t Return for Sequel; Updates on MACHINA and DANTE’S INFERNO

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Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead was a modest hit, and gory beyond all reason.  Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues were tapped to develop a sequel, but now Sayagues says they’re off the project.  At Comic-Con, the sequel sounded like it had already stalled with Alvarez telling STYD, “When there’s a story to be told, that’s when the sequel is good … We’re just trying to figure out what story we want to tell,” but it turns out they didn’t have much of a story at all.  In a recent interview, Sayagues says they left the project months ago.

Hit the jump for more including the status of Alvarez’ other films, Machina and the adaptation of the video game Dante’s Inferno.

EVIL DEAD Remake Director Fede Alvarez to Helm Sci-Fi Film MACHINA

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Even though a sequel to Fede AlvarezEvil Dead remake is in the works, Alvarez isn’t attached to direct.  Instead, he’s turning his attention to a science fiction project entitled Machina.  According to THR, details on the film are being kept under wraps, but Alvarez will be re-teaming with his writing partner, Rodo Sayagues.

Alvarez’s short film Panic Attack! brought him to the attention of original Evil Dead director Sam Raimi, which got the South American director the gig for the remake.  Visually, Alvarez delivered some truly shocking moments, so he has the ability to leave an impression on his audience.  It’s worth noting that Panic Attack is about giant robots and spaceships attacking Montevideo, Paraguay, so he does already have a slight sci-fi bent, although the short is more in the disaster genre.  Hit the jump to check it out.

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