Last week the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex blog ran an extensive interview with Bruce Campell, a man who has probably answered more sequel-related questions than any other actor. Naturally there is an Evil Dead question (though no mention of his passing on Bubba Nosferatu), but Bruce did follow up on the potential sequel to My Name Is Bruce… Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, which he envisions being packed with Horror icons to the point of being an Expendables for horror.
“Yeah, The Expendables or more like the It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World of horror. I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can’t possibly not see the movie. I want to give them other stuff to do. I want to have Kane Hodder be very particular about what he eats. I want Robert Englund to be a tough guy, like he knows tae kwon do or something. I want to find out the hidden sides of all these people. Some will play themselves, some will play alternate characters as well. I may approach Kane Hodder to play Frankenstein. He could be Kane Hodder himself fighting himself as Frankenstein. It could be crazy.”
Forthcoming and matter-of-fact as always, Campbell admits the film isn’t where it needs to be to get going and actually be worth stealing some weeks from his tight (and profitable) Burn Notice schedule.
“There’s a script, it just kind of blows right now, so no one’s really seeing it. We gotta work on it. Definitely shoot in Oregon all on a stage. It’s like the 300 of horror comedies. We want to make it a whole world. Someone’s gotta take Frank down for good.”
You’ve got to admire an actor that doesn’t mind letting everyone know that a script is still in the gelatinous shit stage. Seems this time he’s interested in making a film that is not as visually cancerous as My Name Is Bruce looks.
The interview is long and entertaining (appropriate for Bruce), and certainly worth a detailed read if you love Campbell as much as you should. For good measure though, I’ll leave you with newest, most up-to-date, cutting edge quote of mild interest in the vague idea of a possible Evil Dead sequel from Campbell…
“None of us have said no. I think Sam is always tweaking with the idea. He’s joked with a couple of concepts. He has threatened to do it multiple times. He’ll put a false statement out just to torment people. We joke that when he’s got one eye left and I’m in the old actors’ home, that’s when we’ll do it. But we both have day jobs now. The “Evil Dead” movies, you really have to lock up about two years of your life for each “Evil Dead” movie and we don’t really have the time right now. Sam says that he will gladly get back on that track, but right now he’s on that A-picture train and he’s getting a lot more creative freedoms afforded to him with his success. I don’t know that he needs to right now. And I’m kinda busy with the No. 1 show on cable. I don’t think about it a lot because I’m busy doing other stuff.”