Rob Zombie is teaming up with American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis to develop a project revolving around the Manson Family and its 1969 murder spree, according to Variety. The project is being developed for Fox, with Zombie on board to direct and Ellis writing what is envisioned as a limited series. The concept revolves around different stories of people and events leading up to and after the murders, all told from different points of view.
Zombie said, “I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness.”
- Zombie recently revealed that he had scrapped plans to make a hockey film called Broad Street Bullies in favor of another project in the horror genre. This is apparently that project, although it seems to be headed to TV instead of the big screen.
- Zombie’s previous experience in TV was directing a 2010 episode of CSI: Miami. He told us why directing for TV is different than directing a movie:
- [“Well, it’s just different. I mean, a movie is a singular experience, where TV, you know, they sort of have a — you know, the cast and crew is the same, always. You know, they show up, they’re playing the same characters that they’ve really developed. It’s just a different experience.”]
- Zombie’s last film, The Lords Of Salem, came out last year in limited theatrical release before heading to home video.
- The rocker/filmmaker will kick off a 12-date run of shows on April 26th in Fort Myers, Florida at the Fort Rock festival.