Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Movie News: Rob Zombie Gives Us a Minor Update on "The Lords of Salem"

So The Lords of Salem is starting to sound like a remake of The Gate.  "Demonic minions are released by a DJ after playing a haunted record?"  Come on now.  Well I'm picturing minions in terms of those little claymation dudes, but it looks like it's going to be the spirits of a coven of 300 year old witches.  Rob is interested in doing a Salem Witch Trials-based movie because he grew up in Massachusetts, and I guess that's all the reason he needs.

Apparently, Zombie originally intended to create a Lords of Salem band (random) or a comic book with Steve Niles.  Neither of these ideas came to fruition and now we have this movie. Shooting is expected to start in the spring/summer, and IMDB has no info except listing Sheri Moon Zombie as the only actor/actress.  Please Rob do not wedge my beloved Baby Firefly into another role that is clearly not suited for her.  I just can't take it.  I hope her casting is just an assumption on IMDB's part.

Unlike his previous movies, apparently Rob will have all the say on the final cut of the movie.  Which could be a good or bad thing, depending on whether you're thinking of House of 1000 Corpses or Halloween 2.

Definitely more to come on this as casting gets underway!