Bret Easton Ellis, Rob Zombie Team on Manson Murders Project for Fox

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    Bret Easton Ellis, Rob Zombie Team on Manson Murders Project for Fox

    February 27, 2014 | 05:05PM PT

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    Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie have teamed with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that will revisit the people and events connected to the Manson Family murder spree in August 1969.
    The project is envisioned as a limited series, but it is in the very early stages of development with Fox. Ellis is set to write the script and some additional materials. Zombie is on board to direct.
    Zombie has long been fascinated by the Manson Family slayings, which left seven people dead in the Los Angeles area. Among the victims were actress Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time with the child of director Roman Polanski, and prominent Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring.
    The killings were so gruesome, and the stories of Charles Manson’s level of control of his drug-addled young followers so disturbing, that Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges even though he was never found to have committed a homicide himself.
    Manson’s clutch of cult followers have been suspected of many other murders during that era. But it was sheer brutality and psychopathic theatricality of the killings (complete with messages written in blood at the crime scenes) unleashed on Aug. 8-9, 1969, that jolted the nation’s psyche.
    The Ellis-Zombie collaboration aims to tell converging stories of people and events leading up to and after the murders, from shifting points of view. The project is envisioned as a multipart series, but it is one of many limited series projects in the works and is far away from receiving a greenlight.
    The idea for the project began with Zombie and Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse Entertainment. They developed the concept and brought it to Ellis and Alcon. To date, no source material has been optioned for the project, which plans to take an original approach to dramatizing stories drawn from the historical record.
    Ellis, Zombie and the Madhouse principals will exec produce with Alcon’s Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Ben Roberts and Ryan Cunningham serve as co-producers.
    “I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness,†Zombie said.
    Manson was sentenced to death in 1971, but the sentence changed to life in prison when California abolished the death penalty the following year. He has been denied parole 12 times.
    Ellis most recently penned the micro-budgeted Lindsay Lohan starrer “The Canyons,†released last year by IFC. Zombie’s last directorial effort was the 2013 indie “The Lords of alem.â€
     
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    How dark and edgy.
     
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    The best thing for Rob to do is to reform White Zombie, the rest is garbage.
     
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    Such a great story, and about to be ruined by two complete hacks.
     
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    Don't trust Rob Zombie. He was going to bring the story of the Philadelphia Flyers "Broad Street Bullies", the team that won two Stanley Cups to the big screen and after stringing people along for over a year the project fell apart. He came on the local sports talk shows touting the project.
    Director Rob Zombie, known primarily for his work in the horror industry, has been working for the last two years on Broad Street Bullies, a film chronicling Philadelphia Flyers hockey.

    However, Zombie has put the project aside for now as he works on another film.

    From 3News:
    In keeping in line with that philosophy, Zombie – usually partial to directing horror films – was working on a film about hockey. “I was working on this thing called Broad Street Bullies, which was a hockey film, but that got put on the backburner because something else popped up.”
    Read more at http://fightinforphilly.com/2014/02...bullies-film-put-on-hold/#LQ3BzTV8YDveAlia.99




     
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    What are the odds Rob finds a way to crowbar his wife into this movie? He managed to get her into Halloween 2 even though her character died in the first one. I don't think she has been in a movie that Rob hasn't directed. I liked Sheri in House of 1000 Corpses, but lately she is really turning into the Beth O of horror movies, constantly latching on to her husband for work.
     
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    Rob Zombie, a musician, gets more work in TV and Movies than Mr King of All Media

    Figure that one out.
     
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    How topical.
     
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    Howard should be cast as gay hair stylist Jay Sebring.

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    you do know that a movie was done about this called Helter Skelter back in the 70's...god dammit I am old