ROB ZOMBIE Signs Deal To Write And Direct 'House' Sequel

Rob Zombie has inked a deal with Lions Gate Films to write and direct a sequel to his directorial debut, the horror feature "House of 1000 Corpses", according to Billboard.com. "House of 1000 Corpses" has earned more than $11 million in box office receipts since its U.S. release last month.

Production on the sequel is slated to start in the fall, with an April 2004 release penciled in to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the original. "I am dying to get back behind the camera to deliver a sequel which will blow away the original," said Zombie.

In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await. Written and directed by Zombie, making his feature film debut, the film stars cult favorites Sid Haig, Bill Mosley, Michael J. Pollard and Karen Black, along with newcomers, Sherri Moon and Chris Hardwick. Produced by Andy Gould, edited by Robert K. Lambert and accompanied by an original soundtrack featuring new music by Zombie.

An influential multi-platinum musician and Grammy nominated artist, Zombie is also an MTV video award winner for his self-directed "More Human Than Human" video. His first feature film experience came when he was recruited by Mike Judge to animate the classic hallucinatory sequence of the feature "Beavis & Butt-Head Do America". He has composed songs for several feature films, including "Mission: Impossible II", "End of Days" and "The Crow: City of Angels".

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