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Rob Zombie finally decides on his next project and it's called Lords of Salem

09.23.2010

Rob Zombie has finally committed to a project!

Which one is it? THE BLOB remake? TYRANNOSAURUS REX? Another HALLOWEEN? Quick answer--None.

Actually Zombie is doing a little film titled LORDS OF SALEM. You can probably guess where this is going. The thriller is set in , "contemporary Salem, where the inhabitants receive a demonic visit from a 300-year old coven of witches." Zombie is going to write the script while on tour and will helm it sometime next year. He came up with the idea for the film a few years ago, then came back to the story while trying to put together THE BLOB remake. Well, the plan changed when Zombie got some news from Haunted Films, the company run by the Paranormal Activity group of Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli, What excited me most was Jason saying, you can have total control over the script, casting and final cut. I said Im in. That's a damn good deal.

But why did Zombie drop THE BLOB remake? Apparently after making two HALLOWEEN films, it became too much when they started getting compared to John Carpenter's original. I wanted to break away from anything related to preexisting material. The remake train is getting pretty tired now and when I made Halloween, everybody complained, either that it was too much like the original or too different. I like that people either love or hate what I do because its better than being in the middle, which means forgettable. But when you do an original premise, they take it on face value and after three years of not being able to win on Halloween, I just couldn't go through that again," said Zombie.

Zombie at one time made some really awesome music (you may not feel the same), then finally broke away to take the leap from horror movie lover to horror movie maker. He enjoys the experience, but at times it becomes a bit too much, Ive had differing levels of control, with the best experience being Lionsgate on The Devils Rejects, when I made the movie and they said, `great.' The two Halloween movies were more give and take, and I had enough bloody battles to get my way that by the time I got it, I didn't care anymore." So perhaps it's time for him to start anew on something fresh.

Extra Tidbit: I know a lot of people prefer DEVIL'S REJECTS over HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, but I'm the opposite.
Source: Deadline

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