Rob Zombie is on tour in the UK right now, and Empire managed to get some more information out of Zombie regarding his upcoming film, The Lords of Salem:
“There were twenty people that everyone knows about – obviously all innocent – executed as witches in Salem,”
“The basic premise of the film is that there were a further four who actually were witches, who were killed secretly, and vowed one day to return to wreak havoc on Salem’s descendants. That’s when the movie jumps ahead to the present day and things start to go wrong…”
The Lords of Salem is based on an original idea by Rob Zombie and should start rolling in June. Originally, his next film was going to be a remake of The Blob, but it looks like Zombie has had his fill of remakes:
“You just can’t win. If it’s too similar to the original, everybody wonders what the point was, but if it’s too different, everybody complains that it’s… too different! I found especially with Halloween II that everyone talked about what it wasn’t and not what it was: ‘you can’t do that with Michael Myers; you can’t do that with Loomis…’ It’s like people have a set of rules in their minds about how these things should function, and you can’t work like that.”
To read the full interview, where Zombie talks more about The Lords of Salem and future plans, visit the source link below.