Rob Zombie: ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Could Work as a Broadway Musical
Rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie has enjoyed a successful career in two mediums, but could there possibly be a third someday? While speaking to the Associated Press about his movies and music, Zombie theorized that one of his films could potentially be translated for the Broadway stage.
Zombie explained, "I’ve had this idea for a while … at one point I started making a few moves to get it going. I really thought my first film 'House of 1000 Corpses' could work as like a Broadway musical because I feel like it has those elements of ridiculousness that could translate to the stage of somewhere between 'Hairspray' and 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' on stage because it’s just the characters are that ridiculous, the scenarios are that ridiculous, it just feels like that."
The director added that the timing may eventually be right for his vision to come to life. He adds, "As things change … I look at Broadway the way I do Las Vegas and I used to go to Las Vegas and it always said Sammy Davis Jr. on the marquee and now it says Motley Crue just like you come to Broadway and you used to always see 'Annie Get Your Gun' and now it says 'Spider-Man,' it’s like the crowds just change and I feel like soon, maybe in 10 years or 20 years, there will be a group of people that now are bringing their kids to Broadway like, 'Oh, ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ musical. Let’s go see that.' It sounds ridiculous, but I feel that it could happen.”
Zombie may not be that far off in his assumption as Broadway has already seen Green Day's 'American Idiot' translated for the stage and Nikki Sixx has been working on a production based off his autobiography and Sixx: A.M. album, 'The Heroin Diaries.' But at present, the stage Zombie is most concerned with is the concert stage. Fans can catch him promoting his 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' album on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer.