Ron Perlman Is Elvis In Bubba Ho-Tep 2

Ron-Perlman-Bubba.jpgBubba Ho-Tep was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen never to be given a wide release. I remember when the film was making the festival circuit and everyone was raving about it… people online were gushing over it, and all of us wanted to see it. One major problem… no distributor was willing to pick it up for a wide release. AAARRGGGHHH!!!!! When I think about how much total crap get wide releases and then a film like this one didn’t… makes me lose faith in humanity. Anyway…

Thankfully the movie found an audience on DVD and became quite popular. Popular enough that much talk began about the chances of a sequel. Paul Giamatti quickly became attached to the project (which they are calling BUBBA NOSFERATU) and everything looked like it was full speed ahead. Oh… except for one problem… Bruce Campbell decided he didn’t want to do it. AARRGGHHH!!! Why Bruce WHY!?!?!?

There hasn’t been much noise from the Bubba Nosferatu front in some time… until now.

In a recent interview with AICN Paul Giamatti has let the world know the movie is still moving forward… and that they have a new Elvis. RON PERLMAN. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Paul Giamatti: And his movies are amazing. They are totally unique, you know? So then he asked me if I was interested in doing this one and I was just like “You have got to be kidding me. Yeah, absolutely!” I said, “I have a little production company and we can help you guys do this” and he brought me in onboard and now we have got Ron Perlman interested in playing Elvis.

Paul goes on to say that they REALLY wanted Bruce Campbell back in the role… but that Bruce just didn’t want to do it. He said Bruce is totally cool with them doing it without him but they just couldn’t convince him to do it.

Here’s the thing. I want Bruce Campbell back as Elvis. He MADE that movie. Having said that, the movie is bigger than the performer and I’m still pumped to see this… and I love Ron Perlman and I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I’ll miss Campbell, but if Perlman does what he’s capable of doing, I’m sure the film will be just fine.

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  2. I don’t see it. BHT was one of those flicks that stands on it’s own and a sequel, especially if Hollywood is involved, will fuck it up. With Giamatti on board, Hollywood will want in. That said, fuck Cage or Perlman for Elvis. Get Kurt Russell. He’s done it before and he has the fat Elvis look already. Not to much extra needed to fix him up. Still, Elvis croaked in the last one and I hate sequels that bring back the dead in some fucking stupid way (Star Trek).

  3. They should have gotten Nicholas Cage to do this. I don’t see Pearlman in this role honestly.
    Cage does an amazing Elvis and his best performance by far was in Wild At Heart where he was channeling the King.

    To actually promote Cage to do a role feels strange to me cause I’ve hated his performances in almost everything he’s done in the last few years. But Cage is Elvis for sure.

  4. It just won’t be the same, they may aswell have made a completely different film with a completely different name, but with the same comedic styleing, making it have any relation to the first film, yet having non of the main original cast members back is a sure fire way to put people of even watching this movie.
    No Bruce, no Ossie Davis (Mr president) r.i.p. – whats the point? they made the first movie work.

  5. John how do you find this stuff,,,? :-)

    Damn it Bruce, the world needs you back as Elvis!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pearlman is great but its just not the same. :-(

  6. Saw this news on Bloody-Disgusting earlier and it got me excited. While of course I’d prefer Campbell, sad truth is, he is not coming back, and they could do a hell of a lot worse then Perlman, so I’m pretty excited to finally see this going someplace.

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