Rob Zombie says that the reason we haven't seen an official trailer for his new film, "3 From Hell", is the fact that it was waiting to get in front of the Motion Picture Association of America to get a rating. Not surprisingly, the movie has been rated "R" for " strong sadistic violence, language throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use."
Earlier today, Rob took to his Facebook page to offer the following "3 From Hell" update: "As you now may have heard we finally received our R rating. This was a very long process and threw us a couple months behind schedule. It's a drag to be sure, but that the way it goes.
"Anyway, that is the reason you haven't seen a trailer yet. We are currently working on a trailer and hope to get it out in the world ASAP.
"I know it seems like you've been waiting forever, well I've been working on this film every day for the last two years so trust me I know how you feel. Actually, my first conversations with Lionsgate about doing this movie began over three years ago.
"It's been a long and wild ride but it's all been worth it. I'm sure you will agree once you get to see '3 From Hell' in all it's bloody glory splashed across the big screen.
"Hang in there."
"3 From Hell" is a sequel to Zombie's 2005 film "The Devil's Rejects", and will bring back Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley as the psychopathic Firefly family. It's not clear whether Zombie plans to resurrect the trio from the dead in some kind of supernatural fashion in the new film or has found a way to explain that they survived the climactic shootout at the end of "The Devil's Rejects".
All of Zombie's films have been squarely in the horror and exploitation genres, and he admitted to The Pulse Of Radio a while back that it could be tough for him to change that. "I think that sometimes when you try to break out of something, it can be a big mistake," he said. "You have to transition your way out of something. You can't just go, 'I'm not a comedian anymore, take me serious as an actor.' You know, it never works, 'cause it's a lot to ask from your fans and an audience to go like, 'Hey man, I know you love this, but check this out.' It's too much to ask. Actually, I think it's pretty egotistical to think that that's gonna happen, you know. You have to move slowly that way."
"3 From Hell" is expected out early this fall, although a confirmed release date has yet to be announced. Zombie will also have a new LP out later this year, his first since 2016.