Rob Zombie is going back to his gritty roots for his next film, the musician-director revealed in a new interview. For years Zombie has been trying to get a hockey film, BROAD STREET BULLIES, off the ground, but it looks like that's on hold in favor of a film in the same vein as THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. (Although one not containing the same characters.)
Here's what Zombie had to say about the process of the transition from BROAD STREET to this new project:
"I was working on this thing called Broad Street Bullies, which was a hockey film, but that got put on the backburner because something else popped up… I'd been working on this hockey film for over two years, it took so much research and work, and I was literally sitting with someone going, 'You know, I have this other idea…' And I said the idea and they go, 'We'll make that!' And I put together a one-line pitch, because I didn't want to go to pitch meetings and do all that. I'd call them on the phone and go, "Here's my idea, blah blah blah,' and they're like, 'We're in!' So you slave over something for years and it's still difficult, and you say some crazy thing off the top of your head and they say 'Where do we sign?'. And that turned into a weird bidding war. And that became the next film."
Although he doesn't spill any plot info, he gave us this much about said next film:
I think it's something fans of the other stuff will like. Probably fans of The Devil's Rejects will enjoy the most. It's not connected to that film but it's more on that headspace".
You can bet that whatever this new flick is, it won't resemble HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, which Zombie has nothing but disdain for now.
"The first film [House of 1000 Corpses], which people seems to love, is just a calamitous mess. Well, when it came out it seemed like everyone hated it. Now everyone acts like it's beloved in some way. All I see is flaw, upon flaw, upon flaw… upon flaw."
SHould be interesting - for some - to find out more about this new project.