Rob Zombie caused ripples of excitement last year when he confirmed his plans to resurrect the psychotic firefly family from his most celebrated works, 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses and sequel The Devil’s Rejects. While we know next to nothing about how he plans to do this (Baby, Otis and Captain Spaulding were last seen driving into a hail of gunfire to the sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Freebird), a rumour is circulating that Zombie is looking to begin production as soon as March.
Perhaps giving some clue to the Fireflys’ return, word is that the film has a working title of The Devil’s Rejects 2: Three From Hell, which may suggest a supernatural bent, and the three sadistic sickos returning from the grave.
Furthermore, Zombie is reportedly in negotiations with Saban Films and Lionsgate (both of whom distributed his last film, 31) to release the film in cinemas, and on VOD and home video.
This is all, remember, nothing but rumour and conjecture at this point, and the fact that The Devil’s Rejects was in itself a sequel makes the ‘2’ part of the title a little unreliable, but if Zombie really plans to shoot imminently, then colour us very, very excited.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)