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Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis team up for Manson murders project for Fox

02.27.2014by: Ryan Miller

It looks like THE DEVIL'S REJECTS director Rob Zombie (above) has a taste for blood once again because not only does he have a new horror film on the horizon, but Variety reports that Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie have teamed with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that will revisit the people and events connected to the Manson Family murder spree in August 1969.

Zombie is, of course, on board to direct the project which is being envisioned as a limited series, but it is currently still in the very early stages of development with Fox. Zombie has long had a fascination with the Manson Family slayings, which left seven people dead in the Los Angeles area. Here's what we know about the series:

The Ellis-Zombie collaboration aims to tell converging stories of people and events leading up to and after the murders, from shifting points of view. The project is envisioned as a multi-part series, but it is one of many limited series projects in the works and is far away from receiving a greenlight.

The idea for the project began with Zombie and Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse Entertainment. They developed the concept and brought it to Ellis and Alcon. To date, no source material has been optioned for the project which plans to take an original approach to dramatizing stories drawn from the historical record.

“I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness,” Zombie said.

Ellis, Zombie and the Madhouse principals will exec produce with Alcon’s Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Ben Roberts and Ryan Cunningham serve as co-producers. Look for more soon!

Extra Tidbit: What are your thoughts on this one? Are you glad to see Zombie's name around these parts again?
Source: Variety

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