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Rob Zombie Explains Why Return of Firefly Family is Unlikely

Fangoria Legends Rob ZombieThe Devil’s Rejects may have seen the demise of the Firefly family – Otis, Captain Spaulding and Baby – but they’ve never left Rob Zombie’s mind. In a recent article featured in the print edition of “Fangoria Legends Presents Rob Zombie,” the writer-director explains that he thinks about bringing them back to the screen “all of the time,” but it’s unlikely we’ll ever see that happen.

Here’s why:

“I’ve always thought I’d like to make another movie, because I love the characters, and I have an idea I think is solid for a third one – an idea that would make sense. The problem is, I don’t own the characters now. They’re owned by Lionsgate, and they just don’t have any desire to do anything. So it isn’t me not doing it because I don’t want to; I don’t have the ability to get it done.”

The Devil’s Rejects, a follow-up to House of 1,000 Corpses, opened in the summer of 2005 and grossed an estimated $17 million for Lionsgate. Given the studio has been shifting gears away from fare like that and becoming more of “the house of Hunger Games,” it’s unlikely Lionsgate will be seeking more Firefly adventures.

Over the weekend, Zombie screened the film in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as part of a Johnny Ramone Tribute Show.

Fangoria Legends Presents Rob Zombie is now on news stands.

  • jimmyt1967

    I love the first half of House of 1000 corpses before it devolves into “Dr. Satan land” too much, however Devil’s Rejects is not only Rob Zombie’s best film, it’s one of the best horror films in the last 20 years in my opinion.

    • Billy Bob Throrton

      in my opinion?
      everybody thinks that
      Thats like saying,”i know I’m alone here,but Godfather is one of the best movies ever made.”

    • mrelectriccity

      i actually like House Of 1000 Corpses better and has an overall darker fill to it

  • Juan Asilo

    wow, thata suck liongate own em.
    so they ve the final word.
    But i would love see more of prequel or
    origin of the firefly.

  • mrelectriccity

    House Of A 1000 Corpses is one my top 3 horror movies and one of his best movies besides Devil’s Rejects

  • CLEANANDKRAZY64

    THAT SUCKS I LOVE HOUSE OF A 1000 CORPSES :(