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This is all “shooting the shit” kind of talk as far as I can tell, but according to Bruce Campbell, he’d love to do a horror movie icon version of Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”. But instead of with action stars, he’d replace them with, you know, horror movie icons. Hence, uh, the title of this post. Moving on.
Campbell tells this to the boys over at the LATimes, but that article has been pulled for whatever reason, so we got the gist of it from Collider, who quotes Campbell as saying:
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.
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.
Yeah, kinda sounds like Campbell is just making shit up now, though the idea is a fascinating one. No one really thought Jason vs. Freddy could work, too, and it did gangbuster business (scoring $114 million from a $30 million budget). Though for some reason, Hollywood has been unable to make a follow-up sequel. The fanbase is there to eat this stuff up, guys.
Anyways, Campbell is currently busy with the USA Network show “Burn Notice”, and the last we heard from Comic Con, his Sam Ax character from the show will be fronting his own original “Burn Notice” spin-off movie. So yeah, he’s not exactly sitting by the phone waiting for work.
But come on, Freddy Krueger doing Tae Kwon Do? Sounds like Campbell is blowing wind up some reporter’s leg there…