“I am not directing the MÖTLEY CRÜE movie. I don’t know how that craziness started,” he told Undercover.fm during the chat, which can be viewed below.
Zombie‘s official next film as a writer and director is “The Lords Of Salem”, about a 300-year-old coven of witches that comes back from the grave to menace the town of Salem, Massachusetts.
Zombie is scheduled to begin pre-production on the film this spring, once he has completed his current tour.
“‘The Lords Of Salem’ I started working on a little bit before I came here (Australia) and did some location scouting,” he said. “When this is done, I’m going to head home and start production on that. The rest of the year is filled up with film.”
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”.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com last week that “we finally got a director” for the big screen version of 2002’s “The Dirt”. “Rob Zombie is going to direct,” Lee said at the time, adding the on-again, off-again movie “is moving forward, which is nice ’cause it wasn’t moving anywhere for quite awhile. Now things are moving forward.” Lee subsequently clarified via email that, “I would LOVE to have Rob Zombie direct ‘The Dirt’, but far as I know that’s not happening. I haven’t heard that anyone has been picked yet. You know, the drummer’s always the last to know. 🙂 “