Rob Zombie finally spoke to the rumors buzzing about his possible directing job on a certain top-rated TV crime series... which, as we sorta suspected, turned out to be part of the CSI franchise – CSI: Miami, in fact. Now that shooting is underway, Rob and the show's producers have finally revealed the details of his network directing debut, and we've got the details below the fold... so read on!
According to the latest report from Blabbermouth, the upcoming episode – scheduled to premiere March 1st on CBS – reportedly involves an audio recording of a grisly murder which may contain the killer's voice... but is deemed inadmissible as evidence after it's discovered that the audio was captured via a bug planted by CSI team member Jesse Cardoza. The plot becomes a race to both identify the murderer's identity and clear Jesse from past and present accusations of evidence-tampering.
According to co-executive producer Marc Dube, the show's writers tried to tailor the storyline to Rob's creative sensibilities: “We thought opening the episode at a macabre party, with Miami attendees all wearing stylized masks (a la Eyes Wide Shut) would be a fun kick-off point for Rob do to what he does best,” Dube explains, “conveying the cruel and creepy underbelly of humanity.”
Rob himself expressed excitement about putting his own “bizarre stamp” on the project, since the show has “such an intense and unique visual angle on the classic crime drama formula.”