The king of the fanboys and geeks everywhere, Bruce Campbell, recently talked with Fangoria radio and had plenty to say about all of his upcoming projects, rumored projects, and projects that never happened, including the oft-talked about “Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash”, which was rumored for a long time after the success of “Freddy vs. Jason”, but never happened. According to Campbell, the reason was that “it blows!” Gee, Bruce, tell us how you really feel. And what about “Bubba Nosferatu”, the sequel to the sleeper hit “Bubba Ho-Tep”? Don’t get your hopes up, kids…
Says Campbell about not wanting to come back as old Elvis in “Bubba Nosferatu”, where he would be pitted against vampires this time around:
“[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.”
Coscarelli has said that he may recast the Campbell part with someone the fans might like, but then again, maybe not. With Paul Giamatti already interested in being in it, it’s a shame that one isn’t going to move forward with Campbell. What exactly is in that script that they can’t agree too? Unbelievable. It feels like an ego thing between the two more than anything.
About the rumored “Evil Dead” remake? That one might be dead, too, and thank god:
As far as a fourth EVIL DEAD movie is concerned, Campbell added, “Raimi still talks about it, but he’s in no rush to do it with everything else he has going on. Sam jokes, “˜Maybe we can do another EVIL DEAD when we’re 70.’ “
Hallelujah! As much as I like Sam Raimi, when I heard about the remake (and his part in it), I was kind of ticked off. Thanks for saying No, Sam.
Here’s what Campbell said about the never-happened “Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash”:
The major mashup never happened, Campbell said, because “it blows! You really think Ash would be allowed to kill Freddy and Jason off? We [including EVIL DEAD creator Sam Raimi] didn’t have any control on the project, New Line did, so there was no reason to do it.”
Good riddance. The “idea” behind that one sounded good, but come on, we all know it would have turned out to be total shit. And anyways, you can catch the comic series of the same name. It belongs in the comics anyway, not on a movie screen.
And oh yeah, Bruce’s USA Network series, “Burn Notice” has been renewed for a second season.