It has been 8 years since Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep arrived on DVD, and since then we’ve been hearing about casting and false-starts for the film’s sequel, Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires. Ron Perlman was mentioned as a possible replacement for Bruce Campbell as Elvis, while Paul Giamatti became attached as Colonel Tom Parker. Giamatti remains as enthusiastic about the project as ever, telling MTV News that Nosferatu will definitely get off the ground — eventually.
“We’ve been trying to make that for two, three years, and we’re going to get it done at some point,” Giamatti told MTV‘s Adam Rosenberg about the status of “Nosferatu.” “I’m going to f—ing break my spine in half if I have to to get that thing done.”
“We’ve been trying so hard and we’ve had so many near-misses,” he continued. “It’s almost come together like 15 freaking times and then it falls apart. At some point we’re going to get that done because it’s a great script. We’ll get it done at some point.”
The main problem is getting investors behind the project.
“I think it’s just the atmosphere of movies right now, smaller movies. Nobody has the balls to make a movie for under — it’s got to be a $40 million comedy or a $200 million ‘Avatar,’ and that’s it,” he said. “Those are the only things anybody wants to make right now. Nobody wants to do anything else. Everybody’s terrified of doing anything else except that kind of thing. So that movie is deemed way too bizarre and outside the box right now. Which is stupid, because there’s an audience for that movie, totally.”
Even though I’m not much of a fan of Bubba Ho-Tep, I’d still love to see this come into fruition.