During an appearance on the "black carpet" at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which was held on April 20 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California, MTLEY CRE singer Vince Neil spoke to the Artisan News Service about the long-awaited film adaptation of CRE's band biography "The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band"."It's been out of our hands for so many years," he said. "If it gets made, great; if it doesn't, whatever. I hear a lot of rumors, I just don't know what [is] true and what's not. But hopefully somebody will make the movie and it will be fun." Rob Zombie recently denied the widely reported story that he was going to direct "The Dirt". Zombie told Australian web site Undercover, "No, I'm not doing the MTLEY CRE movie. I don't know where that rumor came from."
"That rumor" appeared to originate in a Billboard interview with CRE drummer Tommy Lee, in which it was reported that Zombie would direct the on-again, off-again movie. Zombie has been attached to several projects over the last few years, including a remake of "The Blob", but his name has never come up in connection with "The Dirt". It was reported in 2008 that MTLEY CRE was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make the "The Dirt" movie. A deal was first announced for the film version in 2006 but has since gone nowhere. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was "a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip...They are not the right partner."