A clown mask on Halloween night is nothing unusual, but with Rob Zombie set to helm a project that includes both, anything could happen. Zombie recently revealed his next movie, titled 31, in a teaser video. Details on the film have been kept quiet since the video's debut, but in a new interview Zombie shed some light on the mysterious 31.
On the verge of a European tour with his band, Rob Zombie spoke with Radio Metal about 31. He talked about why this movie took preference over his hockey movie and addressed rumors about 31 being a House of 1000 Corpses prequel:
On the title of 31 and whether it's a prequel:
"31, yeah, because it takes place on October 31st.
No, it’s totally different. All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new. It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now, I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything."
On whether the clown image in the teaser video is related to Captain Spaulding in any way:
"Well, he doesn’t really look like him, I think. There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding. And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either, maybe the people think the poster does but the movie won’t."
On why 31 is his next movie over his hockey project, Broad Street Bullies:
"Well, it really didn’t have anything to do with not being ready. It’s all about money, you know. We didn’t have the money yet to do the hockey film. And someone decided that they would give me the money to do the other film, so I said “ok, I’ll do this one first and come back to do the other one later.” Because I didn’t want to just sit around for years trying to get the movie made, because that’s how it goes sometimes, you know. Sometimes it takes a long time to get a movie made, and I didn’t want to wait. And every time I plan a movie another movie is the one I make. You know, they’re very expensive to make. So, as soon as I told someone the idea for 31, they were like “Oh! We’ll give you the money for that! Let do it!” So I was like “Ok! I’ll do that first and then I’ll come back to the other movie!”"
If you missed it, here's the teaser video for 31: