While working on his latest feature John Dies at the End, the great Don Coscarelli took some time recently to update fans on what type of progress (if any at all) has been made regarding the two films fans want more than anything – Phantasm 5 and Bubba Nosferatu.
In an interview with Bloody Disgusting Coscarelli said of Phantasm 5:
“Listen, we’re all getting older but the desire is there. We’ve been cooking up a couple ideas, and I like to think that as soon as [‘John Dies at the End’ is] wrapped up we’ll try to get something going. Cause you know, over the years I’ve written a number of different iterations of ‘Phantasm’, and I’d just hate not to ever realize any of that. But it’s funny how this many years later people still care about it. That’s mind-boggling…I guess that’s the beauty and the curse of never actually giving any answers in four movies! [Laughs] [People] want to know what the hell happens. But yeah, I’d love to. I’m still really close friends with all of the actors from it. They’re great people, you know…we just love hanging out and working together. But I’ve gotta get going cause time is short.”
Concerning Bubba Nosferatu Don shared the following:
“I had been working with [Paul Giamatti, who has a supporting role in ‘John Dies at the End’] on the sequel to ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ for a long time. And we just had a really difficult challenge trying to get the film funded. A couple times we thought we did, and he’d been a big fan of ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ and he got connected and…was very helpful in trying to get that film [made]. It would’ve been a wonderful film. It may still be a wonderful film because [it’s] just a great role that’s never really been explored on film, which is that of Elvis’ manager, Col. Parker [the character Giamatti would play]. We added a nice new dimension to the sequel.”
Hit up the above link for more including whether or not Phantasm 5 could be in 3D and a bit about Bruce Campbell’s long rumored involvement in it.
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