Bruce Campbell was asked during a recent Reddit AMA about the likelihood of a follow up to Bubba Ho-Tep and when we might see such a thing. His answer didn’t exactly inspire confidence of the project ever coming to fruition, at least not with Campbell in the lead role. But we have his answer below so you can make up your own mind as to what you think!
The original follows an aging resident at a retirement home who is convinced he is Elvis Presley and his roommate who believes he is JFK as they take on a mummy.
The follow up (Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires) has long been discussed but has yet to ever actually grow legs. The film was reportedly slated to go in to production with Ron Perlman taking over the Bruce Campbell role (and Don Coscarelli at the helm again) but even that attempt eventually fizzled. Campbell weighed in on the film’s long discussed follow up effort during a Reddit AMA and you can see his response, below.
“The script for Bubba Ho-tep was a very unique script and the reason there has not been a sequel is because we have not been able to come up with a script that is as good as the first one,” said Campbell. “And I know now after having some experience that your script is like your blueprint for your building and if your blueprint is pointed in a funny direction, that’s the way your building is gonna go. So if you have a script that is subpar, it’s gonna be a subpar movie and none of us wanted to do that with Bubba because a lot of people really dig it. So, at the end of the day, too, it’s also okay to not make a sequel.”
“We’ve all gone a little sequel-crazy, a little remake-crazy, myself included,” Campbell elaborated. “It’s okay for original ideas to get made and made once. That’s what they used to do. It’s gotten a little chronic now.”