Moshcam conducted an interview with Rob Zombie during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below.
As previously reported, Rob Zombie is teaming up with "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis to develop a project revolving around the Manson Family and its 1969 murder spree. According to The Pulse Of Radio, the project is being developed for Fox, with Zombie on board to direct and Ellis writing what is envisioned as a limited series. The concept revolves around different stories of people and events leading up to and after the murders, all told from different points of view.
Zombie said: "I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness."
Zombie recently revealed that he had scrapped plans to make a hockey film called "Broad Street Bullies" in favor of another project in the horror genre. This is apparently that project, although it seems to be headed to TV instead of the big screen.
Zombie's previous experience in TV was directing a 2010 episode of "CSI: Miami". He told The Pulse Of Radio why directing for TV is different than directing a movie. "Well, it's just different," he said. "I mean, a movie is a singular experience, where TV, you know, they sort of have a — you know, the cast and crew is the same, always. You know, they show up, they're playing the same characters that they've really developed. It's just a different experience."
Zombie's last film, "The Lords Of Salem", came out last year in limited theatrical release before heading to home video.
The rocker/filmmaker will kick off a 12-date run of shows on April 26 in Fort Myers, Florida at the Fort Rock festival.
The Manson Family murders resulted in the deaths of seven people in two separate homes on the nights of August 8 and August 9, 1969. Among the dead was actress Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant with the child of director Roman Polanski.
The killings were so gruesome that Charles Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges even though he was never found to have committed a homicide himself but commanded the members of his cult.
Manson, now 79, was sentenced to death in 1971, but the sentence changed to life in prison when California abolished the death penalty the following year. He has been denied parole 12 times.