Oct. 30, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST
now THAT's some unexpected casting! (But yes, me likes)
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST
We can bitch about Campbell not doing from here to eternity but he isn't so if they've got a great script lets let em do it anyway. I can see how Perlman would do it and I think it works and its not like hes any slouch int he acting department. its also great to see Giamatti so excited, I love passion projects, they're always interesting whether they turn out well or not. I'm down for it.
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST
no Phantasm 5. While everyone in the cast is a tad old for it now (especially Angus), it would still be cool if Don would do it to give the series a decent ending.
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST
That cancels me out of seeing the movie right away.
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST
by Bob Loblaw Law Blog
but as much as I dig Ron Perlman... I'm a Bruce Campbell fan through and through.<p> Do we know exactly why Bruce passed on this?
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST
by Amy Chasing
you could do a great series of these Bubba films - each one with a different "larger-than-life" actor cast as Elvis. We've seen what Bruce did with the role, we cherish it, it'd be great to see him do it again but if not, there are other actors with Awesome!
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:32 a.m. CST
I'm not sure about this. That's not really bad ass enough to replace Bruce. Maybe if it was Seagal.
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST
by Amy Chasing
His Ho-Tep score is one of the most rockin' ever.
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST
by Bob Loblaw Law Blog
this would work if they do at least another sequel with ANOTHER awesome, "larger-than-life" actor taking over the role. Make it a trilogy... and that'd kick ass.
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST
by Bob Loblaw Law Blog
as a reference on Bubba Nosferatu section of the "Bubba Hotep" Wikipedia page. The last update was in Aug. 2007 when Joe Lansdale declared the film dead.<p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubba_Ho-tep#Bubba_Nosferatu
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST
Fucking liked that news, because Don was going to be directing them and it was going to have a bigger budget and Reggie and Bruce.. Well that was like the only remake news that actually made me excited. The news of Bruce leaving hurts me more than the Terrance Howard crap with Iron Man, but at least we have a reason given to us. I'd say Bruce walked because he doesn't want that to be the other thing people say when they see him. Ash is enough, maybe too much. I'm sure Bruce tires of hearing about the Evil Dead. I find it funny as hell too cause there was a period in time when you couldn't find that movie to rent or own. Then along comes anchor bay and they drop it on VHS and the rest is history. I saw Evil Dead 2 long beofgre I saw the original. I saw Amry of darkness before I had the chance to see the original. Thats how hard it was to get your hands on that movie. So of course people fucking ran out and bought the shit outta of it when it dropped, and now it must be the most dipped/redipped DVD on the planet. Fuck....
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST
I just got up, and I had to read this before the coffee was done. My bad...
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST
As great as this all sounds, Bruce was the reason i loved the first movie. He *was* Elvis in that movie.
Oct. 30, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST
Sorry, I like Perlman and all, but as a replacement Elvis? No thanks. They should go after Kurt Russell instead, he doesn't seem to be too busy these days, and he's already got the Elvis thing down. Plus I'm sure money men would be more willing to put up cash for a Kurt Russell film than they would a Ron Perlman one.
Oct. 30, 2008, 5:20 a.m. CST
I mean he played Elvis on TV via the direction of John Carpenter and then you have 3,000 miles to graceland. Ron who....
Oct. 30, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST
Paul Giamatti is an awesome guy and actor, I'll be happy to see Ron Perlman take over the role of Elvis (Campbells is overrated...yeah...I said it...shoot me...) but I'd LOVE to see Coscarelli make ONE MORE Phantasm movie...but I guess it ain't going to happen. Those movies are EPIC horror flicks...it's kind of the LOTR's of horror movies. Shame we won't get a proper ending.
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:06 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
Yes, a different actor playing Elvis each time. That's the only way to do it!
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:14 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST
for Bubba Lycanthrope.
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST
He's on probation again. Pearlman is one hellboy away from making up with me for that Beauty And The Beast nonsense. I'm not sure about this at all.
Oct. 30, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST
by IndyAbbey Jones
that guy will do anything..the script for this movie must be really terrible if even bruce campbell is refusing to come back
Oct. 30, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST
RP is the perfect choice! Elvis = cool Hellboy = cool this is brilliant casting!!! the thought of teaming Giamatti and Perlman makes this a movie i want to see NOW!!!
Oct. 30, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST
Let's face it...name one good movie Bruce played in from the last 10 years...He is now officialy a Z grade actor. Man with the screaming brain, My name is Bruce, the hundreds of SF channel alien invasion flicks, they all suck...His books are damn funny but his movies are the stuf that makes a grown Campbell fan cry...
Oct. 30, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
Anyway aside from that he's great in Burn Notice
Oct. 30, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST
...how about "Bubba Ho Tep"?
Oct. 30, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST
Damn you Judge Dredd's fresh undies!
Oct. 30, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST
is that so wrong?
Oct. 30, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST
by The Nihilist
...you can make snide comments, you can call me an idiot or worse, you can present computer models that can be tweaked to show anything you want them to show...or you can go look up the actual temperature records. Your call.
Oct. 30, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST
Ron Perlman is fucking GREAT as is Katey Segal more people should be watching!
Oct. 30, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST
This makes me very happy. Thanks Quint!
Oct. 30, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST
Hell yeah Quint!!
Oct. 30, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST
I have been pissed about Bruce shitting on any chance of a sequel to go off and direct his made for tv looking horse shit that no one will see. But now that I hear the enthusiasm of Paul and Don and the fact that Perlman is interested-- fuck yes. I realize its the story I loved so much. Not Bruce. He can be replaced. This movie will be fucking awesome.
Oct. 30, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST
Oct. 30, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST
by Midnight Thud
I saw this at the Alamo a few months back and loved the hell out of it. The second half in particular is brilliantly off-the-wall in a way that directly evokes Evil Dead 2 (speaking of, did you catch the small Sam Raimi nod?)
Oct. 30, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST
I was in line at Casey's general store and the guy behind me says, "hey Im the director of the 5th sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep and if you want, I can cast you as Bubba Pumpkinhead if you want." I asked him how he got the job of director and he said, "guy pumping gas on the other side of me said he was the producer."
Oct. 30, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST
He talked about why he didn't do it earlier this month in his ICONS OF FRIGHT interview. Check it here: http://www.iconsoffright.com/IV_BruceCampbell.htm
Oct. 30, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Oct. 30, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST
by The Funketeer
He doesn't pass on anything. More than likely the schedule conflicted with Burn Notice or something.
Oct. 30, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST
The script is genuinely funny and clever-- it's certainly more action-oriented than HO-TEP. For the life of me I can't figure out what issues Bruce Campbell would have with it.
Oct. 30, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST
Bruce campbell and Kurt Russell paseed. Bruce passed over differences (i won't go any further) and kurt just passed. Script is fun and full of action.
Oct. 30, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST
by Olsen Twins_Fan
too bad there wasn't a third person there, because then EVERYBODY LAUGHS at Quint's "witticisms"
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST
The Campbell shall be there and I shall ask him about this and report back.
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST
Did you just address a post to yourself?
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST
Floating around this TB. I didn't particularly like Bubba Ho Tep but now I'm interested to see what Perleman brings to the table as the King.<p>Since Perlemans a topic I would like to know where the fuck is Outlander?<p> Hell yes they need to give Rowdy Roddy Piper a role in this! Who ever said that above is a genius. Pipers Pit was the shit back in the day.
Oct. 30, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST
We posted at EXACTLY the same time only AICN decided I was more awesome and put my message first. :)
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST
While I'm bummed that The Bruce won't be reprising his Elvis role, I think Ron Perlman will make an fucking awesome Elvis. As someone else pointed out, I also love the idea of a new actor as Elvis in each movie. I can't wait to see this.
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST
if I let some foreign-grafitti-writing soul-suckin sonofabitch in an oversized cowboy hat and boots take my friends souls and shit em down the visitors toilet... gotta be one of my favourite lines in any movie ever
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST
Seriously, his best roles seem to render him utterly unrecognizable.
Oct. 30, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST
AICN took pity on you for being English so they posted yours first. Oh no he didn't! Counter snap!<p>Hey man how you doing? Be a while.
Oct. 30, 2008, 5 p.m. CST
by Hamtaro Hentai
Sounds like Bruce was given every opportunity to reprise the role, and simply didn't want to. While I first watched Ho-Tep for the simple fact that Bruce was in it, I fell in love with the quirky original story. As long as Don is still doing it, and Giamatti (who seems genuinely excited), I'll give Perlman a chance. See you in the theaters.
Oct. 30, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST
by El Post-Modern Anchor-Baby
Overrated fuck. :'(
Oct. 30, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST
Good, my friend! Well, other than the fact i didn't make the Bond premiere tonight.<p>How are you? Whereabouts in the world are you now? And do you still have a thing for Mexican poledancers? He he!
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST
ALL the cool kids are posting to themselves these days. Didn't ya know?
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST
this doesn't mean he won't be in SM4 as a French usher.
Oct. 30, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
As much as I've enjoyed Coscarelli's work over the years and as polished as "Bubba Ho-Tep" looked, I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as some of his other work. But I'll keep an eye out for this one.
Oct. 30, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST
It won't come to my town so I'll wait for the video.<br><br> I drove a 200-mile round trip for Bruce and would've done so again.
Oct. 30, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST
Ha! I did address something to myself. I haven't talkedback in so long that I thought I had to log in first.
Oct. 30, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST
by Citizen Sane
Perlman!!! Where did that come from? He's a pretty good actor, but I can't see that working at all! BRING BACK BRUCE! BRING BACK BRUCE! Phantasm OblIVion had a PERFECT ending for that series. But I would still like to see more Phantasm movies. BRING BACK BRUCE! BRING BACK BRUCE!
Oct. 30, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST
Why didn't you got to see Bond?<p> I'm well thanks, in North Africa.<p>I see the poledancer got kicked off of Heroes last week.
Oct. 31, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST
But I'm not surprised if he doesn't want to do it. Ron Perlman is a weird choice, but good for him getting to do such a different role. I just wonder how they're going to get the "Bubba" in the Nosferatu.
Oct. 31, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST
It'd be a semi sequel then? As for Ron Pearlman...yeah, i give it the big DEANBARRY stamp of approval. I'd let that man play in any of my pics...if i was a movie maker of some sort.
Oct. 31, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST
Wow. North Africa, man! I've got this really bad cold and so I had to opt out whilst all of my friends went along. I think it's got something to do with the fact it's fucking freezing over here in London.<p>Yeah, I can't help think of you whenever Maya shows up on Heroes. Your numerous brass pole comments will go down in history! He he.
Oct. 31, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST
I just want to be one of the cool kids too...
Oct. 31, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST
Halloween is hands down your fav holiday? You dont get the day out of work, banks are open, mail is delivered, trash is picked up, schools are in session. It is more of a tradition and it certainly isnt a Holiday. This is what happens when you get your degree from the Lubbock Academy of Taxidermy and Hairstyling.
Oct. 31, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST
Perlman as Elvis and Nosferatu? so wrong its completely right..
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST
I couldn't think of anyone else who could do this besides Bruce. I wasn't even going to give this sequel a passing thought. But Giamatti and Perlman, together? How could this not work? Maybe the Bubba franchise will turn into a classic movie monster themed Brave & The Bold team-up with awesome fanboy genre character actors...
Oct. 31, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST
Perlman's a swell choice for the role of Elvis, but Bruce really made the role, and it just won't feel the same without him. I admire Bruce for turning it down if he really just didn't like the direction it went, and I also admire Don Coscarelli for sticking to a script he did like. Still, in a way I feel like the original was perfect, and I kinda think any prequel or sequel, no matter how great, kind of tarnishes the original. In that sense, I really like the idea of three actors playing Elvis. It allows them to be a little more independent from each other; more like James Bond in that (well, up till now, anyway) the films are only loosely related, and each film is kind of a self-contained world. <br><br>Anyway, any Coscarelli movie is a good one. With a great cast like the one he has here, this flick could be dynamite. Hopefully, with this, the possibility of one more BUBBA movie, and the (final?) Phantasm V, Coscarelli will get off the sequel train and start giving us some new material. Guess sequels are easier to fund but the guy's got such a unique mind I'd love to see the other places it can go.
Oct. 31, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST
WRONG WRONG WRONG Kurt Russell is the perfect choice if Bruce is out. Kurt can do the ironic humor, looks alot like Elvis. Fuck his performance as Elvis was about the best ouside of Rhys who looks exactly like Elvis.
Oct. 31, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST
by Blok Narpin
Note to self: DON'T see Bubba Nosferatu...it'll suck. Perlman's great, but not as Elvis. They needed Nick Brendan.
Oct. 31, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST
So I can see it tonight at a Halloween showing...
Oct. 31, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST
i think perlman is a good choice though.
Oct. 31, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST
Elvis and Black JFK in an old age home being chased by a mummy. That jumped out at him as a good idea. Can't wait to see what the bad idea is.
Oct. 31, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST
by Mosquito March
Then I read this article. What the fuck is going on? Why the fuck would Giamatti want ANYTHING to do with a sequel to a Z horror comedy like HO-TEP? It's like he dropped his standards in the parking lot on his way into the studio, and Bruce Campbell picked them up on the way out.
Oct. 31, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST
and drink that fuckin campbell man soup.
Oct. 31, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST
Oct. 31, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST
Oct. 31, 2008, 8 p.m. CST
No dice without Campbell. Coscarelli must be out of his fucking mind if he thinks the fans are gonna buy this shhhiiiit. No way this is gonna happen. 'Workshed..!'
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST
and there was much gnashing of teeth... and after a time they shall weep when beholding the beauty and glory that will be Nosferatu and praise the awesomeness that is the 'Perlman'.
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
I wish that dude played more normal roles. I like him. Let him play a doctor.
Oct. 31, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST
I love how people can, in the same breath talk about how GD chilly it is, then make some snide comments about 'Gloabal Climate Change' (notice how it isn't Global warming anymore?). For heaven's sake, New York just got 8 inches of snow droppped on it...in October! And they are wondering if we are 'even going to have snow anymore' Its all so freaking stupid. Oh, but oops I am the stupid one, because 'the debate is over.' Oh, and Bubba Ho Tep was mildly amusing at best.
Nov. 1, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST
Nov. 1, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
shit Bruce Campbell can't play Elivis he has his 3 second cameo in Spider Man 4 to research. Hey I LOVE Campbell but honestly he has shit on fans alot with the whole "fans need to stop with all the Evil Dead 4 talk" Yeah we should stop...too bad we couldn't go back and stop before we made him and his buddy "Spider Man" Sam who they are today. If it weren't for the love we gave em' and their little Evil Dead pics where the hell would they be...???. Perlman is awesome and the whole point of this flick ain't to have an Elvis look a like its to be over the top silly and insane which Perlman will help with for sure. Fat Elvis anyone, hahaha. And Giamatti kicks ass, why do people on here have to shit on every single thing. Can't some ever just say...hmm I don't like his movies? Not he sucks ass and I hate him and he is too popular now and my cool factor will go down if I admit to liking him when others do....waaa waa I gotta be hip. I like what I like cause I like it.....not because I am trying to be cool...grow up losers.
Nov. 1, 2008, 11 a.m. CST
Somebody needs to ask him what happened? This would be a good gig for him I would think. Its not like he's next in line for a Ridley Scott or Michael Mann flick.
Nov. 1, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST
Nov. 2, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST
I guess he's caught up with that and I can't understand why. It's such a blatant rip off of the Pretender which is a blatant rip off of Quantum Leap which is a blatant rip off of the hulk. lol Aw hell, the only thing they have in common is some tard trying to save a new stranger every week. Which I loved up until Burn Notice.
Nov. 2, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST
and I think Ron would be pretty damn cool in this. F Bruce Campbell. If his butt buddy Sam Raimi told him to do Bubba Nosferatu he woulda been all over it.
Nov. 2, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST
There's a few actors who can cut it playing an old grumpy bad muthafucking Elvis. Kurt Russel is an awesome idea, even Nicolas Cage but Ron Pearlman is fucking awesomely imaginative casting. I'm sad Bruce aint doing it but what the fuck, as long the crew is passionate, which they seem to be, then fucking bring it on, Thank You Very Much.
Nov. 2, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST
Bill Clinton looked a lot like Elvis.
Nov. 2, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST
by Mosquito March
You spend way too much time thinking about dicks and semen.
Nov. 2, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST
" Bruce Campbell also has another son, who was produced asexually, who is named God and who grew up to become the creator of all matter and overseer of the universe"
Nov. 2, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST
Dead wrong. Campbell is saying stop the ED4 talk for a reason....it couldn't possibly live up to what fans expect the movie to be. <p> Raimi has changed (evolved?) as a director, Campbell has changed as an actor, Evil Dead 4 just would not be any good today. <p> "They'd have nothing if it wasn't for us!!" And? When does it fucking end? Did they ask you to love their movies? No, you saw them and loved them...that's your payment right there, you enjoyed their movie. <p> They owe the fans nothing and are allowed to move onto other things, you can't accept that?? Tough shit buddy, they don't exist to please you.
Nov. 3, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST
the Hayes office.
Nov. 3, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST
Saw "My Name Is Bruce" Friday. Campbell intro-ed it/did Q&A afterwards. He was hysterical. The movie is hysterical. If they never do "Evil Dead 4" I am now okay with that now. This has given me enough classic one-liners to last another decade. As far as "Bubba Nosferatu," it was clear from the way he answered the question about why he's not invovled that it pained him. Clearly he and Coscarelli had a really big falling out over this (or something!) and he didn't want to see it forever damage their relationship, so he regretfully declined.
Nov. 4, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST
Maybe this movie will explain how Elvis gets the growth on his pecker...
Nov. 6, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST
Perlman does not make me think of Elvis, and vice versa. Trying hard, but I just can't see it. And you can always get Kevin Costner if Kurt Russell aint around (kidding).
Nov. 8, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST
was born to play Tom Waits in a movie. Those guys must be cut from the same lumpy cloth. Non-sequitor aside, this sounds pretty bad ass.
Feb. 12, 2010, midnight CST