A Los Angeles-based play based on the real-life Rotenburg Cannibal, Armin Meiwes, who made headlines around the world when he killed and ate a willing victim he found on the internet. 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.
Another “American Horror Story: Asylum” video promo has landed. This one is entitled “Taste” and, well, you’ll see…
Being commited this October, only on FX, the new season is set at an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane in 1964, and revolves around Jessica Lange’s new character — a nun — and her boss at the institution, played by James Cromwell.
Clea Duvall, Chris Zylka, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, The Voice’s Adam Levine, Mark Consuelos and newcomer Lizzie Brochere round out the cast. Other returning cast members set to play new roles include Sarah Paulson, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe.
The first installment of “American Horror Story” earned 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, tying for the most of any program this year and setting a record for the most Emmy nominations for a miniseries in basic cable history. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear are Executive Producers of “American Horror Story: Asylum.” It is produced by 20th Fox Television. READ MORE
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.
Re-Animator Director Stuart Gordon (also of Robot Jox!) will be bringing the play “Taste” to Los Angeles. This teams him up again with producer Adam Goldworm, whom he worked with on a recent episode of “Fear Itself”. The play is written by Benjamin Brand (November), and it’s about cannibals, which is a nice emerging trend what with Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno on the horizon and all.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Written by Benjamin Brand, Taste is based on the true story of Armin Miewes, aka the Rotenburg Cannibal, the German man who achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet.”
This definitely sounds like it’s worth a night out on the town. Plus, it’s not like this is Gordon’s first foray onto the stage. Remember “Re-Animator: The Musical”? More details as they emerge.
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