We reported a few weeks back that Tom Six was planning to bring back both maniac’s from his first two Human Centipede films for the third and final instalment. The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, rumoured to be creating a centipede out of 500 people (rumours by the way), was going to see the return of Dr Heiter (Dieter Laser) and the sequels horrific monster, Martin (Laurence R. Harvey). Director Tom Six had promised the third part in his centipede trilogy would make part two (which faced many classification problems) look like a Disney film. Production on part 3 was due to begin in the next few weeks.
However, Bloody Disgusting were today sent a statement today from the films producer, Ilona Six, saying the following:
“Because of the success of The Human Centipede, it seems that Mr Dieter Laser’s 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.”
Whether this is indeed true, or just another publicity stunt is yet to be confirmed. We will keep you updated.
UPDATE: Dieter Laser has responded and issued a statement to both Bloody Disgusting and Screen Read:
“It’s 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 didn’t like the realization at all, couldn’t 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 couldn’t live with my suggestions and I as a method actor couldn’t identify with his version, I told him that I couldn’t see any other way than that he would have to ‘change horses’. That’s it.”
Well, things are hotting up!!
Check out all our previous Human Centipede news here.
(Source: Bloody Disgusting)
By Matt Wavish