It takes some people forever to get around to doing things. It's taken years for Don Coscarelli to get around to this:
By Devin Faraci
Contributing sources: Sci Fi Wire
The second film in Don Coscarelli’s Bubba trilogy* is back from the dead, as supernatural forces seem to be coming together to make Bubba Nosferatu a reality. "The project has a life of its own," Coscarelli tells Sci Fi Wire. "People seem to want it. We just have to get it finished." The “we,” of course, is Coscarelli and Joe R Lansdale, who wrote the original story that Bubba Ho-Tep was based on.
I usually don't go in for all this prequel business, but if that's how it has to be, then that is how it has to be. Now get to filming!