Ron Perlman, speaking with Fangoria Radio, gave the world an update on his long-gestating follow-up to Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep. In the new film Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires, Perlman will be replacing Bruce Campbell as Elvis in what is sure to be an over-the-top adventure unlike anything we've ever seen.
Perlman hopes to shoot the film in the fall, stating, "Well, I have this window that's about to open. I'll be done shooting Sons of Anarchy in September, and we're hoping to get into production on Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires in my hiatus between seasons two and three. I just spoke to Paul Giamatti (set to play Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker) and Don Coscarelli this morning, and we're just moving the ball down the field, trying to get her done."
Also reported in the same story is that Don Coscarelli's favorite actor, and star of his Phantasm films, Angus Scrimm has joined the cast as a Boris Karloff-like horror star who Elvis meets on the set of a vampire movie.
About starring in the film, Perlman stated, "Elvis is so iconic because there was never anyone like him and never since. Elvis created an entire new place for that image. He's so iconic, he's mythic. I'm very titillated to see what it's gonna be like to be inside the white jumpsuit." The sequel currently has a proposed release date of 2011.