'Bruce vs Frankenstein' Could Be 'The Expendables' of Horror
Back in January we heard directly from The Chin himself that the anticipated sequel to the cult classic My Name is Bruce would finally arrive in the form of Bruce vs Frankenstein. Though there were some vague story ideas that surfaced back in 2008, Bruce Campbell recently talked with Hero Complex and shot off a whole slew of exciting ideas for this. Essentially, Campbell sees the sequel as The Expendables, or more like the It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World of horror. "I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can’t possibly not see the movie." Certainly sounds like an exciting prospect, but nothing is set in stone. Read on!
Campbell elaborated on some specific actors and roles he'd like to make happen in the film, but once again, these are all just ideas for now, and we all know Campbell loves to talk and talk. Here's what he had to say:
"I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can’t possibly not 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 tae kwon do 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. It’s a silly concocted story that we hope to do maybe in a year or so. There’s a script, it just kind of blows right now, so no one’s really seeing it. We gotta work on it."
Certainly sounds wacky enough for some horror fun, but it's definitely not shooting "this fall" like Campbell originally mentioned in January. If the script is in that bad of shape, I don't think fans want it to be rushed just to quench their thirst. It would be a real treat to see some of horror's biggest icons together in one fun flick, but I won't hold my breath yet. Campbell likes to talk about his sequels all the time, and similar to the probably never-going-to-happen Evil Dead sequel, who knows if this is ever going to happen either, but we'll be crossing our fingers at least. We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available. Excited?