Bruce Campbell plans Expendables-style horror

Evil Dead

Horror favourite Bruce Campbell has just seen Sly Stallone’s The Expendables – and somehow, against all odds, it actually got him thinking.

The present star of TV series Burn Notice , Campbell is best known as the blood-splattered hero of the beloved Evil Dead movies, as well as any number of other cult projects – like Bubba Ho-Tep .

Now, the actor and sometime-director fancies following Stallone’s lead by staging an Expendables -style horror that unites horror titans in the same movie for the first time. The movie wonder will be a sequel to the already fact-and-fiction-blurring My Name Is Bruce called Bruce Vs. Frankenstein .

“I want to have Kane Hodder be very particular about what he eats,” he muses to the LA Times . “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.”

In fact, far from being a mere bit of daydreaming, Campbell says that there’s even a script going around featuring the iconic screen killers going up against Frankenstein (or, at least, we think he means Frankenstein's monster) – but it’s not quite ready yet:

“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 anybody can pull something like this off, it’s Campbell. We'll be front of the queue when it hits cinemas.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.