According to The Pulse Of Radio, Rob Zombie shared some surprising insights about his upcoming Groucho Marx film in a recent interview with Loudwire.
While Zombie made his mark as a film director working on horror films, he is taking a new direction with his latest project on Marx. Zombie said about his reasoning: "It's really hard to break out because horror movies are so profitable. Once you start doing something that is profitable, that is all that everybody wants, because all they see is dollar signs."
He continued: "But then I had read this book 'Raised Eyebrows', about the last years of Groucho Marx's life. I mean, I had read it years ago. I never thought about making a movie about it. And then Tyler Bates, who had done some of the scores for my 'Halloween' movies, said, 'Oh, a friend of mine is friends with this guy Steve Stoliar, who wrote that book. He was so excited that you read it.' So I was, like, 'Fuck it,' and I immediately called Steve and was, like, 'We have got to make this into a movie.' And he was just about to sign a deal with somebody else, and I was, like, 'Don't do anything!' And then I bought the rights from him."
Zombie is in post-production on his latest horror film, "31".
The rocker/filmmaker has tried to switch film genres before with a project called "Broad Street Bullies". The film, which would chronicle the exploits of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team during the 1970s, has been unable to find financing.
Earlier this month, Zombie announced that he is getting his own pinball machine, saying in a video teaser posted online, "It's called Spookshow International and it's going to be fucking awesome! I love pinball, and now I have my own, so what can I say?" The machine will feature 10 different Zombie songs, including "Dragula", "American Witch", "Living Dead Girl", "Superbeast" and "House Of 1,000 Corpses" along with the voices of Zombie and actor Sid Haig, who has starred in several of Zombie's movies.