A couple of weeks ago saw the first concept art for Rob Zombie’s new horror, 31, revealed, and today see’s a brand new piece of artwork. Featuring a half naked (censored) girl with a maniac running after her, the artwork is very exciting. The new artwork, along with the previously released concept art, can be seen below.
Zombie promises some big news in two days time.
With the film being based around Halloween night, there has naturally been talk of 31 linking to Zombie’s Halloween remakes. With the clown face on the poster art, there has also been rumours of Captain Spaulding (played by Sid Haig in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects) being part of the new feature, but Zombie recently addressed those rumours:
“All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea; it’s something new,” said Zombie. “It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything.”
He continued “There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding,” he clarified. “And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either; maybe the people think the poster does, but the movie won’t.”
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”