There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Rob Zombie’s brand new trek into twisted cinema, 31. For months on end we’ve delivered promotional goodies thanks to Zombie himself, who’s been more hands on with social media, fan interaction and shoot progress than ever before (which says a lot, given the fact that the man is closer to his fan-base than 90-percent of filmmakers out there), and now we know that the full film will be here in just a few months. Look for the picture to come rampaging our way during the third quarter of 2016, in mid-September.
That’s good news, and if early imagery (speaking of imagery, you can dig on the latest, and slickest, 31 poster in its simple yet effective entirety below), assessments and rumors are any genuine indicator, 31 just may prove to be Zombie’s true magnum opus, surpassing the polish and adoration of such works as Halloween, House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, three heavily praised Zombie films.
Here are a few more valuable details, straight from the press release:
Saban Films is acquiring North American distribution rights to horror thriller 31, the latest film from visionary mastermind Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects Halloween and Lords of Salem). The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), Golden Globe® Nominee Malcolm McDowell (“Mozart in the Jungle,” A Clockwork Orange), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem) and Meg Foster (The Lords of Salem). Zombie wrote and directed the film, which made its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and will have a September 16th release.
Synopsis: 31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.