Rob Zombie confirms The Devil’s Rejects sequel, 3 From Hell
It was reported last fall that musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie would resurrect his slain Firefly family for a third film in the series. Now, Zombie has taken to Instagram to not only confirm the news but to announce production has officially begun on the third film, which is now titled 3 From Hell.
“It’s all true! Day One shooting Three From Hell! The murder and madness continues,” he wrote in a post. Zombie also confirmed that his wife Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley will reprise their roles as Vera-Ellen “Baby” Firefly and Otis Driftwood. Sid Haig is also expected to return as Captain Spaulding.
3 From Hell is the sequel to 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects, itself a sequel to Zombie’s feature film debut, House of 1000 Corpses. The three characters previously went down in a blaze of glory at the end of the previous movie, ending plans for a continuing series at Lionsgate, which was eager in the mid-2000s for more horror franchises. It remains to be seen when the film will arrive in theaters.
The Devil’s Rejects grossed $17 million on a $7 million dollar budget back in 2005, and was a tremendous success on DVD. House of 1000 Corpses grossed $12 million in 2003 after being first produced in 2000 for Universal and shelved for three years.