Bruce Campbell wants to make 'The Expendables' of horror

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Jon Cohen
Dec 14, 2012

Everyone's favorite legendary cult movie star, Bruce Campbell, revealed his plans to make an epic horror-comedy sequel to My Name Is Bruce, a film that would be unlike anything anyone's ever seen before (except kind of like The Expendables and 300 combined). The biggest thing holding back the project so far is that they seem to be having some, er, script problems, as you can see from his recent Los Angeles Times interview.

GM: Speaking of your own activities, I understand you'd like to make a sequel to your most recent film, "My Name Is Bruce," called "Bruce vs. Frankenstein" and that you'd like to be "The Expendables" of horror?

BC: Yeah, "The Expendables," or more like the "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" of horror. I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can't possibly not see the movie. I want to give them other stuff to do. I want to have Kane Hodder be very particular about what he eats. I want Robert Englund to be a tough guy, like he knows tae kwon do or something. I want to find out the hidden sides of all these people. Some will play themselves, some will play alternate characters as well. I may approach Kane Hodder to play Frankenstein. He could be Kane Hodder himself fighting himself as Frankenstein. It could be crazy. It's a silly concocted story that we hope to do maybe in a year or so. My breaks between "Burn Notice" have been getting tighter because they've been adding episodes. They're trying to trap me like a rat in the TV world, and I might just let them. There's a script, it just kind of blows right now, so no one's really seeing it. We gotta work on it. Definitely shoot in Oregon all on a stage. It's like the "300″ of horror comedies. We want to make it a whole world. Someone's gotta take Frank down for good.

If he can really pull this off (and hey, he's Bruce Campbell, of course he can) then we'll definitely be one of those who can't possibly not see it.