Not long ago, Rob Zombie said that he’d soon be announcing his next directorial project. And now the info is out. It isn’t the remake of The Blob, nor Tyrannosaurus Rex. No, it’s a film called The Lords of Salem, about what unfolds when an group of witches plague modern-day Salem.
Deadline says that Rob Zombie will write the script this fall and shoot the film next year. He’s backed by Haunted Films and Alliance Films.
Rob Zombie was attracted to the setup by an offer of autonomy — he’s given “total control” over script, casting and final cut. The film will be a thriller, “set in contemporary Salem, where the inhabitants receive a demonic visit from a 300-year old coven of witches.”