Okay, so nobody’s really breaking spines but … It’s been a good long while since last we talked about Don Coscarelli’s sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep lovingly titled Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires.
Even despite some pretty big casting news that would find Ron Perlman taking over the Elvis role from Bruce Campbell and the always great Paul Giamatti signing up to portray Colonel Tom Parker, things have been awfully quiet. The good news? One party is still VERY MUCH interested!
Giamatti enthusiastically told MTV recently:
“We’ve been trying to make that for two, three years, and we’re going to get it done at some point. I’m going to fucking break my spine in half if I have to to get that thing done.”
“We’ve been trying so hard and we’ve had so many near-misses,” he continued. “It’s almost come together like 15 freaking times and then it falls apart. At some point we’re going to get that done because it’s a great script. We’ll get it done at some point.”
Says Giamatti, “I think it’s just the atmosphere of movies right now, smaller movies. Nobody has the balls to make a movie for under — it’s got to be a $40 million comedy or a $200 million ‘Avatar,’ and that’s it. Those are the only things anybody wants to make right now. Nobody wants to do anything else. Everybody’s terrified of doing anything else except that kind of thing. So that movie is deemed way too bizarre and outside the box right now. Which is stupid because there’s an audience for that movie, totally.”
We hear ya, brother! Keep the fires burning! Look for more whenever it comes.
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