There's been trouble in Bubba paradise for a while now. In June, Bruce Campbell knew nothing about the Bubba Ho-Tep sequel, Bubba Nosferatu. A few days ago, Paul Giamatti said that ol' Elvis was "waffling" on the idea. Now, it's time to put Bubba Campbell dreams to bed, because Bruce has out and out said he won't be involved. The actor recently appeared on Fangoria Radio, and said: "[Bubba Nosferatu] is dead to me. It sleeps with the fishes. Don Coscarelli is a very passionate filmmaker. We got to a few points [developing the screenplay] that we couldn't reconcile. I want to keep our friendship, so we parted ways. So, I'm not part of that project."

One would imagine that no Bruce would mean the end of things, but the director told Fangoria that he might recast the movie with someone else the fans would embrace, but recognizes the challenge in that. First, I don't think there is anyone who could make the fans not miss Campbell in the sequins. They could come up with an entirely different character and use the same theme, but what Bubba fan will be cool with a replacement Elvis? Second, what on earth is in that script that threatened Campbell's relationship with Coscarelli and made Ash walk? If he's that unhappy with the filmmakers vision, would we be any happier?

In case you were looking for more fan dreams to be quashed -- he's also kiboshed the other sequels right now. There will be no Freddy-Jason-Ash mashup: "It blows! You really think Ash would be allowed to kill Freddy and Jason off?" There will be no fourth Evil Dead for now: "Raimi still talks about it, but he's in no rush to do it with everything else he has going on. Sam jokes: 'Maybe we can do another Evil Dead when we're 70.'" And finally, no Evil Dead remake: "The feedback from the fans was 90 percent negative. It's going nowhere. The remake has fizzled fast at Sam's company." So, there you have it. Any new Campbell that you see for the time being will have to be via Burn Notice.
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