The film itself has been a bit on and off again but finally the film may go into production at the end of the year with Don Coscarelli returning to helm, Paul Giamatti is still set to play Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker. Also joining the cast will be the Tall Man himself from the Phantasm movies Angus Scrimm who recently co stared with Perlman on I Sell The Dead, he will be playing a Boris Karloff-like horror star who Elvis meets up with in Los Vegas on the set of a vampire movie.
Pearlman had this to say:
“Well, I have this window that’s about to open,” Perlman revealed. “I’ll be done shooting [his cable series] SONS OF ANARCHY in September, and we’re hoping to get into production on BUBBA in my hiatus between seasons two and three. I just spoke to [actor] Paul Giamatti [set to play Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker] and Don Coscarelli this morning, and we’re just moving the ball down the field, trying to get her done.”
“I try to do things one at a time, not to get ahead of myself too much,” the actor said, “but I’m sure when the moment arrives, I’ll have plenty of time to immerse myself in the King. He’s a character that I’ve been living with my entire life.”
Perlman admitted that he’s thrilled about the BUBBA NOSFERATU opportunity and playing the rock ’n’ roll legend. “Well, he’s so iconic because there was never anyone like him and never since. Elvis created an entire new place for that image. He’s so iconic, he’s mythic. I’m very titillated to see what it’s gonna be like to be inside the white jumpsuit.”