ROB ZOMBIE To Direct ‘THE LORDS OF SALEM’, Details – ‘THE BLOB’ Remake Kaput – Here’s WhySeptember 23, 2010
Source: Deadline.com, ComingSoon.net
Rob Zombie has committed to make The Lords of Salem his next directorial outing.
The thriller is set in contemporary Salem, where the inhabitants receive a demonic visit from a 300-year old coven of witches. Zombie will write the script while on his upcoming concert tour circuit, and will shoot next year.
The title is culled from the song track of the same name featured on Zombie’s “Educated Horses” album. Zombie intended to create a “Lords of Salem” band or comic book with Steve Niles. Neither came to fruition, but a cool animated video was created for the song, illustrated by David Hartman.
ROB ZOMBIE had previously been confirmed to direct a remake of the sci-fi classic THE BLOB but that will no longer be the case:
Zombie changed his plans to bring back The Blob because after directing two movies inspired by the 1978 John Carpenter fright classic Halloween, he couldn’t bear playing the comparison game again.
“I wanted to break away from anything related to preexisting material,” he said. “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 it’s 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.”
ROB ZOMBIE will be hitting the road in the coming days for the HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY tour with ALICE COOPER and THE MURDERDOLLS. Check out the complete tour itinerary HERE.