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The Human Centipede is falling apart! Tom Six suing actor Dieter Laser?!

Mar. 29, 2012by: Eric Walkuski
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Let's all bow our heads and have a moment of silence, as the HUMAN CENTIPEDE got a little shorter today...

In a development that throws a snag into the production of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3, actor Dieter Laser (who played the nefarious doctor in the first film and was set to star in the third entry) has evidently walked away from the project, after apparently deciding that the script was not to his liking.

In response, director Tom Six has had to delay shooting, which will now take place at the end of this year as opposed to later this spring. Not to worry, though - he's going to keep himself busy by suing his former star.

Here's a small press release issued by producer Ilona Six - via Best News Ever - that tells the tale (from Team Six's viewpoint):

Because of the success of The Human Centipede, it seems that Mr Dieter Lasers ego has grown to laughably big proportions. First signing the contract and rating the THC3 script as fantastic ,and then demanding his own unacceptable script changes, and now refusing to play the part only seven weeks prior to shooting. Six Entertainment Company will start legal action against Dieter Laser. Tom Six says not to worry principal photography will be postponed and will take place later this year.

Best Regards, Ilona Six

Six himself took to his Twitter account to rant a little:

BREAKING NEWS: MY COMPANY WILL SUE ACTOR DIETER LASER!!! WORDWIDE PRESS RELEASE WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY

An actor who demands his own script changes which I as the THC creator didnt like. It was his way or the highway after he signed a contract!

Who knew that the world of HUMAN CENTIPEDE would have such drama? Prior to today it seemed like such a harmonious place... I guess we can only pray that common sense (and decency) will prevail so that the final installment to this charming franchise can get underway and delight the world next year.

UPDATE: Under The Gun Review got Laser's side of the story:

"Its very simple: I loved the story when it was told, got the contract and the promise to have the script in 4 to 6 weeks. When it arrived half a year later and only after the official announcement I didnt like the realization at all, couldnt identify with the character the way it was written and developed immediately and enthusiastically in a day and night marathon a version full of concrete and practical suggestions which would enable me to play the lead full throttle same procedure as with Dr. Heiter but this time it also would have had some unavoidable effects to the dramatic structure. That was too much for Tom and since he couldnt live with my suggestions and I as a method actor couldnt identify with his version, I told him that I couldnt see any other way than that he would have to change horses. Thats it."

Extra Tidbit: In the emerging war between Six and Laser, whose side will you choose? Choose wisely, friends: This could change all of our lives...

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10:07AM on 03/31/2012
The films are indescribably bad, but Laser is BY FAR the best thing in them. His performance is the only aspect of the films that is not entirely, irredeemably shit. If not for him I wouldn't even have bothered watching to the end of Human Centipede. So Mr Six is wrong; Laser's ego is entirely proportionate. Hopefully the franchise can now die and be consigned to history, remembered only as having inspired a good episode of South Park.
The films are indescribably bad, but Laser is BY FAR the best thing in them. His performance is the only aspect of the films that is not entirely, irredeemably shit. If not for him I wouldn't even have bothered watching to the end of Human Centipede. So Mr Six is wrong; Laser's ego is entirely proportionate. Hopefully the franchise can now die and be consigned to history, remembered only as having inspired a good episode of South Park.
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2:14AM on 03/30/2012

Dont know

Im pretty mute on the middle here..like the movies but damn if the script is pretty bad then let the man have a a choice to leave..no sweat of his sack.
Im pretty mute on the middle here..like the movies but damn if the script is pretty bad then let the man have a a choice to leave..no sweat of his sack.
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10:06PM on 03/31/2012
Point is: Not only is he jeopardizing the film at a violently inconvenient point in production, causing major setbacks and possibly dooming the whole thing, but he's breaching his contract, plain and simple
Point is: Not only is he jeopardizing the film at a violently inconvenient point in production, causing major setbacks and possibly dooming the whole thing, but he's breaching his contract, plain and simple
12:43AM on 03/30/2012
Yeah, I agree with Fox Mulder - who cares??
Yeah, I agree with Fox Mulder - who cares??
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10:15PM on 03/29/2012

Good

Who the hell really cares, this series is complete garbage, if only him leaving had meant that this feature would completely fall apart, the world doesn't need another one of his stupid movies...
Who the hell really cares, this series is complete garbage, if only him leaving had meant that this feature would completely fall apart, the world doesn't need another one of his stupid movies...
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