Ron Perlman Delivers an Optimistic Bubba Nosferatu Update
I'm not even sure why, but Bubba Nosferatu is one of those projects where I'm happy to keep everyone update on, no matter how big or small the details. It probably won't even get that much attention until its about to hit theaters, but I'm still inherently looking forward to it, maybe because Ron Perlman is set to star. Perlman gave an update to Fangoria (via SlashFilm) recently and it's looking pretty good, as long as everything still comes together. The last we heard, back in April, Perlman had said that shooting is "looking good for maybe late fall," but of course in Hollywood, plans like that can always fall apart at any minute.
"Well, I have this window that's about to open… I just spoke to Paul Giamatti [who is set to play Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker] and [director] Don Coscarelli this morning, and we're just moving the ball down the field, trying to get her done," Perlman told Fangoria. We've already heard about Giamatti's involvement in this, as he was actually the one who broke the news about Perlman being cast to replace Bruce Campbell from Bubba Ho-Tep. Though there's another actor who we can add to the cast of Bubba Nosferatu as well - Angus Scrimm. Scrimm, who recently co-starred in I Sell the Dead with Perlman, will play a Boris Karloff-like horror star who Elvis meets up with in Las Vegas on the set of a vampire movie.
Perlman is quite excited to finally get to play Elvis, even in a crazy cult horror flick like this. "He's so iconic because there was never anyone like him and never since… He's so iconic, he's mythic. I’m very titillated to see what it's gonna be like to be inside the white jumpsuit." So there you have it! Another new cast member, more indication that it might shoot this year, everything seems to be coming together. Let's hope it just doesn't fall apart last minute. Even though I wasn't the biggest fan of Bruce Campbell's Bubba Ho-Tep from 2002, I am looking forward to this prequel quite a bit, especially to see Perlman playing Elvis this time.