Bruce Campbell Returns with Bruce vs. Frankenstein Sequel!
All Bruce Campbell news is good news! The Chin has just announced on Ain't It Cool News that they are shooting a sequel to My Name is Bruce this fall in Oregon. It's title will be Bruce Vs. Frankenstein and obviously from that title we can discern that he will indeed be fighting the Frankenstein monster. In the first My Name is Bruce, where Bruce Campbell plays himself, the actor is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster - the Chinese protector of the dead, Guan-Di - in a small town in Oregon. Oddly, My Name is Bruce is the only Bruce Campbell movie that I haven't seen.
Campbell sent out this statement to AICN, mentioning that his boss Mike Richardson at Dark Horse would "crush my spleen" if he let's the cat out of the bag. But he said screw it, because "the fans deserve to know."
"So with great trepidation I officially announce Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, the sequel to My Name is Bruce. Principal photography begins this fall in Oregon. I'd like to live long enough to see the cameras roll, so please, for the love of God, do not tell anyone - I can't risk this announcement getting back to Mike! Thank you."
Well it's out there now, sorry Bruce! Since I haven't seen My Name is Bruce yet (even though I own the Blu-Ray), I can't comment on whether or not a sequel is a good idea. But being a die-hard fan of Mr. Bruce Campbell, I do have to say this is exciting news, especially because it means we'll get to see The Chin back up on the big screen again sooner than later. As for that other sequel he's supposed to be shooting, Bubba Nosferatu, we haven't heard anything about it recently. But it looks like that'll have to wait until Bruce Vs. Frankenstein is finished. He didn't mention it, but I'm sure Campbell will be directing this sequel as well.