Bruce Campbell Warns Raimi About Tricksy Hobbits

Direct smart, Campbell says.

by | August 21, 2007 | Comments

Bruce Campbell
knows he’s always got a role in a
Sam Raimi
movie, but if the director indeed takes on
The Hobbit

for New Line, longtime friend Campbell has some words of warning.

"Well, I hope they pay Sam his overages like they didn’t pay
Peter Jackson,"
Campbell said. "Hey, if they ain’t paying Peter Jackson overages, I’d be very
afraid, but that’s me."

Campbell seemed surprised to hear the news that Raimi was in the running. He
hadn’t heard that even New Line head
Bob Shaye is
after him. He did have some thoughts on Shaye though. "Bob Shaye-dy? New Lies
Cinema? Yeah, these are the guys who distributed the first
Evil Dead, don’t
forget. So, you know, enough said there."

Were all the politics to be worked out, Campbell did consider a Hobbit cameo as
"hopefully someone that torments the hobbit. Hopefully someone who’s not the