1000 CORPSES SEQUEL DETAILS
We recieved an official press release last night from Lions Gate regarding the recent talk of a possible House of 1000 Corpses sequel..
'Rob Zombie is set to write and direct a sequel to his highly successful horror film HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, for Lions Gate Films, the motion picture production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment (AMEX and TSX: LGF), it was announced today by Mike Paseornek, Lions Gate President of Production. The original film has grossed over $11 million at the domestic box office in its first month of release and has proven to be an extremely profitable acquisition for Lions Gate.'
'The Firm's Beau Flynn will produce the sequel, along with Zombie's long time manager Andy Gould, also of The Firm. Production will be overseen by Mike Paseornek on behalf of the studio. The deal was negotiated by Peter Block, Jason Constantine and Tom Ortenberg on behalf of Lions Gate, and by Jeffrey Light on behalf of Zombie and Gould. The film is aiming for a Fall start and an April 2004 release, to coincide with the one year anniversary of the original.'
'Tom Ortenberg, President of Lions Gate Film Releasing added, 'We felt Zombie had captured something distinctive with this picture, and we are thrilled that audiences have responded similarly. We are aiming to release the next chapter in the series next Spring and, with its built-in audience base, it will be well positioned to outperform the original and become a potential franchise for the company.'
'I knew Lions Gate was the perfect home for 'HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES' based on their successful track record with controversial films, and the success that they have had with CORPSES definitely proves that fact,' said Zombie. 'Their unrivaled marketing and distribution expertise has helped make my film debut a hit and I am dying to get back behind the camera to deliver a sequel which will blow away the original.'
Thanks to Lions Gate Films