Yesterday came out rumored word that Rob Zombie was planning on making a new third film in The Captain Spaulding/Firefly Family series that is composed of both HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS,a new film that the rabid fans of the series have been avidly championing for since the very end of …REJECTS.
I’ll give you a handful of reasons upon why I’m not buying into this news item.
First off,Rob Zombie is like Quentin Tarantino when it comes to trolling the fanbase with news about a certain film that they’re promising to make but wind up never doing that very film,as RZ(Rob Zombie) has done in announcing that he was possibly planning on making that new film twice,but instead ended up making both LORDS OF SALEM and 31(both which received very limited theatrical screenings).
Second,Lionsgate owns the right to both HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS and RZ has somewhat as much of an immensive love/hate relationship(over royalty issues and his yearn to assemble a full 100 minute Director Cut of HOUSE/1K) as he does with Harvey Weinstein(who RZ tangled with while filming his two HALLOWEEN films). If RZ is to make a brand new Captain Spaulding/Firefly family adventures,he would have to lengthfully work things out with Lionsgate in order for that very film to happen.
Third,making a third film in that very series would be a step down for RZ,since their massive cultish popularity to modern horror fans the Captain Spaulding/Firefly family films aren’t massive box office revenue financial successes as both films did much better business on DVD/Blu ray and cable television than in their theatrical runs and for RZ to fully thrive as a filmmaker resorting to a sequel to his first two films would only prove to be uncreative and display itself as a desperate move to rehash on former past glories,as RZ really needs to make much more original films of many various genres than continue to stick to the violently gory and stylishly colorful films that he is vastly popular for.
Fourth,since the series’ lead stars are a lot older looking than they were in the previous film from 12 years ago,it would be pretty painful seeing the cast in a new film since they’re not getting any younger(with Sid Haig in his 70s,Bill Moseley in his 60s,and Sheri Moon Zombie in her 50s) and seeing them in a new film whether it’s an in-between-quel(which I get the strong feeling this project would possibly be) or a new sequel(that resurrects the characters) just wouldn’t be believable to watch(given the main performers’ ages).
And with that said,I would rather see RZ making his once announced TYRANNOSAUR REX or fully completing WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS as full length feature film that dancing around another Captain Spaulding/Firefly family films.
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