He wants to bring Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, and other horror icons on board for the movie.
Hollywood star Bruce Campbell is still one of the most popular names in horror movies, all thanks to the Evil Dead franchise and the unique Bubba Ho-Tep. More than a decade ago, Campbell announced that he would be making a sequel to the 2007 horror-comedy My Name Is Bruce, and it would be titled Bruce Vs. Frankenstein. After a very long time, Campbell has provided an update to his project in an interview with Diabolique Magazine where he said that he wants the sequel to be the "Expendables of horror."
Campbell said, "I talked with Mike Richardson, who is my partner on this and we’re going to start with a graphic novel. So, I am going to adapt the screenplay. We’re going to put that out first so people in the industry can get a better sense of it. Mike has been selling a lot of projects to Netflix and he said that’s kind of the way to go with his material and fantasy stuff so he suggested we do that first."
He continued, "We’ll get a great artist, sell it in comic book form, people can totally see it and as a director, it's kind of like doing storyboards. It’s a tremendous amount of extra prep that I can do just by going through it because I actually have to think about pages, panels, and descriptions. It’s a format that’s not my normal format. Screenplay format, I can fart, I got that down. This is different from the way it looks on the page so it will be a very interesting translation process."
Please God let this happen.— おたくJAE (@TheOtakuJAE) June 27, 2020
This is the only film that I care to ever see.
If we can't get Army of Darkness 2 or Freddy vs Jason vs Ash, this will do.
Bruce Campbell Teases Crazy Plans for Bruce Vs. Frankenstein and Its All-Star Horror Cast https://t.co/Jadhk36xyW
At present, the production of the movie has not yet started, but Campbell is doing his best to keep the project alive. In an interview with JoBlo, he said, "I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can't possibly 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 taekwondo 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."
My Name is Bruce sees Campbell playing a fictional version of himself where he spends most of his time drunk-dialing his ex-wife and hangs out with his wisecracking agent, or deals with the occasional singing prostitute. After he is suddenly kidnapped by some of his crazy fans in Oregon, who think Campbell can fight off a real-life monster, he finds himself face-to-face with a dragon and trying to make a good impression on a teenager's pretty mother.
My Name Is Bruce is directed by Campbell, the screenplay is written by Mark Verheiden. Along with Campbell, the movie stars Ted Raimi, Ben McCain, Ellen Sandweiss, Dan Hicks, and Butch McCain. Campbell's next project will see him return to the Evil Dead franchise, but this time, he is coming back as a producer. What are your thoughts about the movie? Let us know in the comments below.