Rob Zombie has directed seven feature films over the course of a 13-year career, but just like any filmmaker, there are a number of projects he worked on that never made it to the screen. Zombie discussed some of those films in an interview with horror streaming service Shudder, touching on movies like The Crow 2037, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Broad Street Bullies and even a remake of the classic The Blob.
Zombie told us a while back that getting any movie project off the ground is much tougher than people realize: [“For every movie I’ve gotten made, there’s been five movies in between that I put a lot of work into that never happened. But people only see the ones that happen, so they don’t know, so they think, ‘Oh, every time you want to make a movie, it just happens, because you want it to.’ But it just doesn’t work that way, you know, it’s really hard getting things made and sometimes you spend a lot of time and a lot of money working on these things and they just don’t happen.”]
- Zombie’s most recent film, 31, opened in limited release and on VOD earlier this fall, and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on December 20th.
- The film, about five carnival workers who are kidnapped and forced to play a game of survival in a large compound, stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Malcolm McDowell and others.
- Zombie’s next announced movie project is a film about the last days of legendary comedian Groucho Marx.