In a past LATF interview with Rob Zombie, he mentioned that he would possibly be moving on from the ‘horror’ genre. Turns out, that may not be true (At least for film that is). The filmmaker and musician along with author Bret Easton Ellis are collaborating on a limited series based on the Manson Family murders. That’s horror enough for us. According to Variety, the project is in early development stages at Fox. Ellis will write the script and some additional material. Zombie will direct.
The series will follow the events leading up to the murders, shifting points of view among the many involved. The victims of the gruesome acts included Sharon Tate, the actress and pregnant wife of Roman Polanski.
Zombie developed the idea with Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse Entertainment, who then brought it to Ellis and Alcon Television. The four will serve as executive producers alongside Alcon’s Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, with Ben Roberts and Ryan Cunningham as co-producers.