My Name Is Bruce Finally Hitting Theaters in October!
by Alex Billington
June 25, 2008
Or so they say... The wait for Bruce Campbell's My Name Is Bruce has been excruciatingly long, almost as bad as sitting through endless delays for the next Grand Theft Auto game. It might actually be the one movie that we've covered for the longest amount of time - our first post about it was in December of 2006! Thankfully STYD caught up with Dark Horse Comics' Mike Richardson who told them that the film will finally hit theaters sometime in October. Given news like this has been mentioned numerous times before, I'm not going to be convinced until I actually walk into a theater myself and watch My Name Is Bruce. Hopefully this October that dream will come true!
Richardson also told them that they actually got more money to go back and beef up the film, which somewhat explains the delays. I'm not sure this is a good idea, but who knows, maybe we'll get even more over-the-top Bruce Campbell action and I'm always up for plenty more helpings of that!
"Some people maybe thought the film fell out or that there was something wrong with it," Richardson says, touching on Bruce's slow journey getting before wide audiences. "We did our shoot, put it in the can and the studio that financed it liked it so much they gave us more money to do a second shoot. We beefed it up so it could go into the theaters."
Additionally, Richardson said they're already working on a sequel titled My Name is Still Bruce. Sounds good, but wait, don't we need to see the first film before we get a sequel?! Maybe this will end up like Bruce Campbell's Evil Dead movies, where the second one turns out better than the first anyway. We debuted a trailer for My Name Is Bruce last December and although it didn't look like anything amazing, I'm still very excited to eventually see it. Campbell will always get an extra special mention for anything he's in because he'll always be the greatest B-movie actor ever! Will you see My Name is Still Bruce?