‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ Sequel Gets Ron Perlman

"[Bubba Nosferatu] is dead to me," Campbell said flatly. "It sleeps with the fishes. Don Coscarelli is a very passionate filmmaker. We got to a few points [developing the screenplay] that we couldn’t reconcile. I want to keep our friendship, so we parted ways. So I’m not part of that project."

At that point, Coscarelli said that he would still move on with the project and will attempt at recasting the film with another actor. And that’s exactly what he did.

AICN spoke to Giamatti, who revealed that they are currently in talks with Ron Perlman (Hellboy) to take over the Elvis role. He added that the new film will be even better than the original. Here is what Giamatti had to say:

"Part of the great thing about this is not only are these wonderful genre movies, but he’s actually taking a weird, interesting take on the whole Elvis myth and kind of investigating the whole Elvis myth in a really interesting way, so it’s got a lot of stuff about Col. Parker being responsible for a lot of what happened to Elvis and kind of literally making him a vampire in some ways, you know? A kind of a blood sucker… It plays on a lot of things, this movie, in a great way and it’s got Sitting Bull in it and there’s a peyote trip in it that is amazing and it’s just a big leap beyond the other movie. It’s ten times more insane and bizarre and it’s great and hilarious, too. It’s funnier than the other one is even. It still ends up being this great character study of this Elvis guy."

So do you think Ron Perlman is a good replacement for Bruce Campbell?


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