Bruce Campbell vs. Frankenstein
If you were to replace the name Bruce Campbell with Bubba in the title of Bruce Campbell's newly announced film then you might be forgiven for thinking that it runs awfully close to the Bubba Ho-tep films, the second of which Campbell will disappointingly not be appearing in.
However he has announced today that he will be appearing in a follow-up to My Name is Bruce, and that is Bruce Campbell vs. Frankenstein. No, I can't forget the fact that it does sound very much like a Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review) sequel, except without Elvis and with Bruce.
Of course we know that despite the title similarities, this is all about Bruce Campbell, and that's just fine by me, for My Name is Bruce was a lot of fun and any other films on the back of that are just going to get better, aren't they?
Campbell sent the following message to AICN for them to not distribute to everyone for fear of him losing his life...that's a joke. I'm sure it is. Isn't it?!
”Hello everyone. Bruce Campbell here. This urgent message is short, because my keystrokes are monitored and I fear for my life. My partner at Dark Horse comics, Mike Richardson (normally a very rational and talented man), threatened to have his foot soldiers "crush my spleen" if I did what I am about to do. But the fans deserve to know, so with great trepidation I officially announce Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, the sequel to My Name is Bruce. Principal photography begins this fall in Oregon. I'd like to live long enough to see the cameras roll, so please, for the love of God, do not tell anyone - I can't risk this announcement getting back to Mike! Thank you.”
Well I'm not as excited as if this was a Bubba film with Campbell starring, of that I'm certain and I think you're all clear, however I am interested if they can take what My Name is Bruce had and expand on it, for that film was great fun if a little unpolished, and afterwards Bruce Campbell was on hand in the UK to deliver some honesty Campbell style. Very nice, down to earth guy who really endeared himself to the audience.