After teasing a return to the franchise for years now, we’re happy to be able to confirm that Rob Zombie will be bringing us a sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, which is widely regarded as one of his best films – and rightfully so. Sure, it may just be a Texas Chainsaw variation, but what sets it apart is the fact that, on some insane level, you actually kind of like these people by the end of the movie. It’s crazy, but that really is what makes it work.
For those unfamiliar, the pic is a spinoff of Zombie’s 2003 effort House of 1,000 Corpses (which was also quite good) and given that it ended with the main characters presumably meeting their maker, we imagine that this sequel will shift its focus elsewhere, perhaps to some of the supporting players? Or, maybe, it’ll take the form of a prequel/spinoff? Right now, it’s hard to say, as we really have nothing else to go on, but just the very fact that the franchise is being resurrected should be enough to get fans excited.
Part Texas Chainsaw, part Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and all sorts of messed up, The Devil’s Rejects is one heck of a good time and we’re thrilled to hear that Zombie is now set to revisit this world and these characters as he starts to put together the follow-up. It’s still early, early days for the project, but we’ll be bringing you more as we have it.
Until then, though, tell us, what are you hoping to see from the next outing in the franchise? As always, chime in with your thoughts in the comments section down below.