It must be strange being Bruce Campbell, where your entire career seems to be an increasingly long ironic statement. However it’s served him well, and he seems keen to further his reputation with a sequel to My Name Is Bruce, the film in which he played a boozy, clueless version of himself, who gets mistaken for his character of Ash in Evil Dead and has to fight a real monster that’s threatening a small town.
While a sequel to the self-parody has been mooted for a long time, Campbell messaged AICN and let them known that, “I officially announce Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, the sequel to My Name is Bruce. Principal photography begins this fall in Oregon.”
Dark Horse Comics president, Mike Richardson, has previously said the that idea for the sequel revolves around Bruce thinking that because he’s a star he’s getting an all-expenses-paid trip to Europes. He gets put up in a big castle, and while he thinks it’s groupies who are running around, it’s actually minions. With the title ‘Bruce Vs. Frankenstein’, it sounds like Campbell’s going to be up against some reanimated dead guys.
While we’d prefer it if Campbell would make the long gestating Bubba Nosferatu (he’s currently not attached to that movie, having had disagreements with the direction the film was going), My Name Is Bruce was fun and Campbell’s always worth a watch, so this is better than nothing.