Last we heard, director and musician Rob Zombie was developing a TV series based on Charles Manson called The Manson Murders, but we also learnt in February that the director of such classics as House of 1000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects and The Halloween remake was heading back to directing horror with a new feature.
Originally, Zombie was due to be directing a violent hockey based true story called Broad Street Bullies, but he revealed a short while ago that an idea for a new horror film took over his plans.
In an interview with 3News back in February, Zombie explains:
“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.”
Fans of Zombie’s horror work will be very pleased to hear that he is indeed returning to the horror genre, as the man himself explains:
“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”
Turns out the title of the new horror feature could be “31”, and Bloody Disgusting have confirmed the title refers to October 31st, Halloween.
A sort of teaser trailer has been released, and the two minute trailer covers Zombie’s work previous, before giving a very brief tease to his new horror feature, 31.
Bloody Disgusting also state that an email from Zombie says 31 is “for the hardcore fans who want it nasty and brutal.”