Every single time Bruce Campbell is interviewed, the topic of EVIL DEAD comes up. It’s a must because you never know when there might actually be some sort of development. We caught up with the fan fav who is out and about promoting his feature film My Name Is Bruce, which he produced, directed and starred in. During the interview (coming soon), we asked Campbell some “different” questions about the future of Ash – you can read all about it inside.
Bloody-Disgusting conducted an exclusive interview with B-movie horror icon Bruce Campbell this morning in support of his upcoming horror send-up My Name is Bruce, which Campbell produced, directed and stars in as himself. We’ll bring you that full interview later this month, but for now, here’s what Bruce had to say about the never-ending Evil Dead rumors and whether he’d prefer to see a remake of THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 4 or FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH.
“In the remake, there’s really no part for me,” Campbell told Bloody-Disgusting. “Other than being the old guy at the bait shop going ‘Hey, be careful of that cabin.’ You’d have to get a whole new cast and put them through a whole new set of nightmares.
“The remake could actually be cool philosophically. This is only my personal opinion, [but] I’d go back to handheld 16mm with total unknowns just like the first one. You make the effects a little less [high end]. You could still do some visual effects with digital, but I’d really mess with people and make it a scary theater where you’re still trapped again. And I think you can do that all over again because we had no one of any name in the first Evil Dead, so it can be done. I’d go low tech. The desire is always to go bigger.
“In terms of the [sequel], that’s all fine. I think Sam and I will do it when schedules line up and if I’m not too old. But he’s been so busy with these Spider-Man movies, it’s like ‘When the hell would we ever do it?’ I think the desire is there. We both like the series a lot. It’s been really fun creatively and we would probably be very happy to revisit it if and when that ever happens.”
MY NAME IS BRUCE, which begins its tour next month, is the tale of a small town set upon by demons after a group of teen-agers unwittingly unleash an ancient curse. Campbell, playing himself, is kidnapped off the set of a B horror movie and, despite his protestations that he’s just an actor, is forced to play the role of his heroic movie character in order to save the town.