It was just announced on June 27 that Re-Animator Director Stuart Gordon (also of Robot Jox!) will be bringing the play “Taste” to Los Angeles. Variety now reports that it’ll also be adapted for film.
Gordon has signed on to direct Taste, a Los Angeles-based play based on the real-life Rotenburg Cannibal, Armin Meiwes, and will shoot a feature version late next year after its first run. Meiwes made headlines around the world when he killed and ate a willing victim he found on the internet. It was already realized on film in Grimm: A Love Story.
Gordon and Adam Goldworm will self-finance and produce the microbudget project, a joint production between Gordon’s Red Hen banner and Goldworm’s Aperture Entertainment. “Taste” scribe Benjamin Brand will adapt his play for the big-screen.
Gordon is currently talking to cast for the play and will use the same thesps for his feature.
Gordon’s 1985 horror pic Re-Animator, based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, later turned into a trilogy and a musical.
In 2001, Meiwes placed an ad on website The Cannibal Cafe seeking a man to be “slaughtered and consumed.” Meiwes later killed and ate the man who answered the ad. “Taste” the play centers around both men as they meet at Meiwes’ home.