A prequel to Don Coscarelli’s 2002 movie Bubba Ho-Tep has been mooted for quite some time, but it seemed to stall when the news emerged that Bruce Campbell would not be reprising his role as Elvis. The project, which is slated to see Coscarelli return to the helm, seems to have found a new lease of life, though, and a new star to take over the role in the shape of Hellboy’s Ron Perlman.
Bubbba Ho-Tep told the story of an ageing Elvis Presley in a retirement home who faces off against an evil mummy who starts knocking off the home’s oldies. The prequel, which is rumoured to co-star Paul Giamatti, finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana when he has another spot of bad luck when he runs into a coven of she-vampires. Of course.