Cult hit director Don Coscarelli, the man who brought the world Beastmaster, Phantasm, and Bubba Ho-Tep is a kingpin of culture’s geek underbelly. During a recent appearance at the NYC Horror Film Festival, Coscarelli discussed the possibility of returning to two of these franchises with Icons of Fright. Sadly, recent rumors claiming a new Phantasm movie were premature; they were based on tentative talks which have since fallen through. As for the rumored sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep, Coscarelli stated that he would love to return to the story, and indicated that Bruce was “rarin’ to go again.” Unfortunately, the studio that funded Bubba Ho-Tep is no longer in existence, so money needs to be found elsewhere if a sequel is to ever happen.
I love Bubba Ho-Tep. I love Bruce Campbell and Don Coscarelli. Like all good Bruce fanboys, I was ecstatic to hear of the coming Bubba Nosferatu and crestfallen when it was announced that funding for the film was nonexistent. I’d love to see it picked up again by some studio, but I don’t know what the odds are of that actually happening. For now, it simply seems like an excited director is letting his fans know that while the project is still inactive (and may remain so permanently) he still cares. And I, for one, am glad to know.
[via Cinema Blend]