(Sheri Moon Zombie)
So Sheri Moon Zombie’s career will continue to limp on alongside that of her husband’s career as The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, an animated alleged-film about a washed-up Mexican wrestler (the titular El Superbeasto) who finds himself in Monsterland, a mythic world that seems to be populated by, among other things, zombie Nazis, got picked up by Starz Entertainment. There is a limited possibility that Anchor Bay will take this wreckage to theatres, and that also makes me extremely sad.
I find myself utterly unable to drum up anything resembling support for this project. In fact, what I want to know is how did this ridiculous waste of time get the kind of cast it did? Okay, I know Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Danny Trejo would pretty much follow Rob Zombie into the very heart of hell, but Paul Giamatti? He’s better than this. So is Anchor Bay, frankly–they’ve had a LOT of great projects. This, I doubt, will be one of them.
It’s a strange sort of conflict I feel, because while I love pretty much every performance Sid Haig has turned in, I just can’t stand Rob Zombie’s work. I guess Sid’s going to have to go on my short list of choice actors who can turn in a good performance no matter how bad the rest of the movie around them is.
Release dates? No one knows yet. But chances are they didn’t get the rights just to keep them away from everyone else–not in THIS economy!–so look for this one probably fairly soon.