I know it wasn't a reach to speculate that Rob Zombie's next film 31 had something to do with the Halloween season, but I did so right here when his project was announced back in May. Rob Zombie himself has confirmed that the film takes place on October 31st with Radio Metal in a recent interview, but he's being coy about offering any further details.
He did say, however:
All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new. It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now, I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything.
In terms of the reaction to the teaser image and the Captain Spaulding references it received from the online community, Zombie added:
There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding. And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either, maybe the people think the poster does but the movie won’t.
More on this film as it comes in!
As for the hockey movie he was going to direct about the Philadelphia Flyers, called Broad Street Bullies, he says that project is on hold until it finds its funding.