After last year's release of The Lords of Salem - a polarizing piece of art, to say the least - Rob Zombie announced that he'd be making his first film outside of the horror genre. Titled Broad Street Bullies, it was to be an unexpected hockey movie from the musician-turned-filmmaker, though Zombie has just revealed that the project has found itself in the dreaded development Hell, and that he's instead returning to his horror roots.
In an interview conducted over on New Zealand's 3 News, Zombie opened up about his future as a filmmaker, starting it off by saying that he's not sure if he's as big of a horror fan as he used to be, but nevertheless seguing into a discussion about how the pre-production stage of Broad Street Bullies turned into the planning stage for yet another horror film.
Though Zombie had been working on the hockey movie for the last couple years, he says that an idea for a horror flick popped into his head, and after mulling it over with producers over the phone, it ended up replacing Broad Street Bullies as his next effort. "I think it's something fans of the other stuff will like," he said. "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".
As someone who considers The Devil's Rejects to be Zombie's finest piece of filmmaking, this news is serious music to my ears. Let's just hope he follows through with this one, and doesn't lose sight of it in favor of a different project!