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10.30.2008
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Ron Perlman The folks over at AICN recently sat down with Paul Giamatti and he not only revealed that he'll be starring as Col. Parker in director Don Coscarelli's BUBBA NOSFERATU AND THE CURSE OF THE SHE-VAMPIRES, his follow-up to his cult hit BUBBA HO-TEP in which Bruce Campbell starred as a retired Elvis fighting evil monsters, but that, since The Chin has decided not to reprise his role as Elvis, they've managed to get character actor extraordinaire Ron Perlman interested. Here's a snippet:

Quint: Cool, so I guess you have an announcement. That’s the whole point of doing this, so let’s hear it.

Paul Giamatti: (laughs) No, definitely. We want to get this thing done, BUBBA NOSFERATU. I saw HO-TEP when it came out and I used to say in interviews when people asked me which director I wanted to work with I would say “Don Coscarelli” and nine times out of ten, they would go “Who the hell is that?”

Quint: Which makes you fucking badass, by the way.

Paul Giamatti: Are you kidding me? He’s fuckin’… and a lot of people thought I was kidding when I would say it, too. “I’m not kidding. I’m totally serious!” I saw BUBBA HO-TEP and it’s one of my favorite movies. I loved it and then somebody finally showed him some interview in which I said that and he called me up. I went and met him and he’s a great guy, you know?

Quint: Yeah, on top of his movies being fantastic, he’s the nicest person in the world, hands down.

Paul Giamatti: And his movies are amazing. They are totally unique, you know? So then he asked me if I was interested in doing this one and I was just like “You have got to be kidding me. Yeah, absolutely!” I said, “I have a little production company and we can help you guys do this” and he brought me in onboard and now we have got Ron Perlman interested in playing Elvis.

Read the rest of the pretty cool interview over HERE.

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Extra Tidbit: Perlman fractured a rib during the subway scenes on the original HELLBOY.
Source: AICN

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3:53AM on 10/31/2008
Coscarelli is rumored to do a book called John Dies at the End. Best book I've ever read in my life.

All of the Joblo staff should read it.
Coscarelli is rumored to do a book called John Dies at the End. Best book I've ever read in my life.

All of the Joblo staff should read it.
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8:28PM on 10/30/2008
As a huge fan of Elvis and a big fan of Bubba Ho-Tep, i just dont know if i can see Pearlman pulling it off. He probably would have been the last person i would have thought of. On the other hand Giamatti sounds like a great choice for the Col. Parker.
As a huge fan of Elvis and a big fan of Bubba Ho-Tep, i just dont know if i can see Pearlman pulling it off. He probably would have been the last person i would have thought of. On the other hand Giamatti sounds like a great choice for the Col. Parker.
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6:36PM on 10/30/2008
Bruce had said he would do a sequel, but during the the writing stage Bruce and Don had "creative differences" and Bruce left the project so they could maintain their friendship.
Bruce had said he would do a sequel, but during the the writing stage Bruce and Don had "creative differences" and Bruce left the project so they could maintain their friendship.
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5:31PM on 10/30/2008
It still saddens me that Bruce won't be returning as the king but Perlman is a great choice to take up the role. Also good to hear Giamatti will be in it.
It still saddens me that Bruce won't be returning as the king but Perlman is a great choice to take up the role. Also good to hear Giamatti will be in it.
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4:18PM on 10/30/2008
To H-Man,
As I recall, Bruce had stated he didn't want to star in a sequel right after the first one was released on DVD. I'm thinking he just didn't want to play the same character again, because I'm pretty sure he said he didn't want to do it before a script was even completed for it.
To H-Man,
As I recall, Bruce had stated he didn't want to star in a sequel right after the first one was released on DVD. I'm thinking he just didn't want to play the same character again, because I'm pretty sure he said he didn't want to do it before a script was even completed for it.
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4:00PM on 10/30/2008

I don't know...

As great an actor as Perlman is, I just can't see him doing Elvis. But what really has me concerned is the fact that Bruce passed on this. Given some of the movies he's been in, [link] the script must have been REALLY BAD to make him say no.
As great an actor as Perlman is, I just can't see him doing Elvis. But what really has me concerned is the fact that Bruce passed on this. Given some of the movies he's been in, [link] the script must have been REALLY BAD to make him say no.
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3:52PM on 10/30/2008

You know what...

...it might just work! At least the idea of seeing Giamatti and Perlman together is enough for me!
...it might just work! At least the idea of seeing Giamatti and Perlman together is enough for me!
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