If you've seen Bubba Ho-Tep all the way through to the end credits, you might remember a teaser for a film called Bubba Nosferatu. Well, that film is actually moving forward. Ain't It Cool News just received word from Paul Giamatti, who had been cast as Colnel Parker for some time, gave the site an update on the film. Here's what Giamatti said about Bruce Campbell's replacement.
So then he (Don Coscarelli) 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.
So, what happened to Bruce Campbell?
Every effort was made by us, he just didn't want to do it and he was cool about it. He just didn't want to do it, which is a bummer, because part of the reason I love that movie is him... a big part of it. He's fantastic and I've always loved him. I'm a big fan of his, but he didn't want to do it, which is totally cool.
Giamatti went on to talk a bit about his portrayal of Colnel Parker in the sequel.
So yeah I'll be playing Col. Parker, who... You know part of the great thing about this is not only are these wonderful genre movies, but he's actually taking a weird, interesting take on the whole Elvis myth and kind of investigating the whole Elvis myth in a really interesting way, so it's got a lot of stuff about Col. Parker being responsible for a lot of what happened to Elvis and kind of literally making him a vampire in some ways, you know? A kind of a blood sucker... It plays on a lot of things, this movie, in a great way and it's got Sitting Bull in it and there's a peyote trip in it that is amazing and it's just a big leap beyond the other movie. It's ten times more insane and bizarre and it's great and hilarious, too. It's funnier than the other one is even. It still ends up being this great character study of this Elvis guy.
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