Rob Zombie’s Next Movie Is…
By Dr. Know on February 20th, 2014
Remember when word circulated about Rob Zombie doing a biopic of sorts on the Philadelphia Flyers circa the ’70s, Broad Street Bullies? Well, Rob does, too, except that, as usual, the film is still stuck in development hell. Rob and the powers-that-be can’t seem to arrive on common ground. It’s not that he’s off the movie, it’s just that things are at a standstill for the moment.
Having said that, Rob Zombie has decided on what his next film will be. And despite what he’s said in the past about wanting to move on from horror, this next project is a horror movie. When chatting it up with 3News while on tour in New Zealand, the maven of mayhem talked about the stalled Flyers project and how this new secret movie came to be:
“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.”
Zombie elaborated further on the tone of the new flick, saying fans of his past efforts will probably take a shine to what he has up his sleeve next:
“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.”
Could it be the defunct badass biker pic Tyrannosaurus Rex, or his Race with the Devil-ish comic, The Nail, the one he co-wrote with Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and art by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos.
Interesting. More on this as it develops…