We gave you an early Halloween treat when we broke the news that Rob Zombie is prepping to shoot a follow-up to his The Devil’s Rejects (2005), his sequel to House of 1,000 Corpses (2003) that followed the murderous, backwoods Firefly family as they hit the road in an attempt to escape a vengeful police force.
Now, sources tell Bloody Disgusting that Zombie is targeting a March shoot for the next installment, rumored to be titled The Devil’s Rejects 2: Three From Hell. Currently unconfirmed, the title offers a possible explanation as to how the Firefly family returns from the grave.
The Devil’s Rejects, arguably Zombie‘s best film, ended in a hail of bullets that gave homage to Bonnie and Clyde. In the scene, Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Otis (Bill Moseley), and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) drive directly into a shootout that ends all of their lives. Before Jason Lives, Jason Voorhees was human. Is it possible that Three From Hell implies that the film will take a supernatural u-turn?
In addition, we’re hearing that Zombie is in negotiations with Saban Films and Lionsgate to release the sequel in theaters, VOD, and home video. Zombie distributed his crowd-sourced 31 through both companies, which is why this deal makes a whole lot of sense.
Until we can get further confirmation, please take the above information as rumor. We’ll continue to dig and hope to get you official news before shooting begins this coming spring.