Delayed for years due to studio shuffles, MTV Splashpage is now reporting that Rob Zombie’s adult-oriented, animated adaptation of his Haunted World of El Superbeasto comic book, originally tagged for straight-to-DVD release, could enjoy a run in theaters.
According to the musician/filmmaker, the project started “as a really cheap direct-to-video project, and then it kept ballooning over the years and the budget kept getting bigger and bigger, and the project kept getting bigger and bigger, and bigger names kept coming on to it, and then it seemed like, ‘Well, now it seems theatrical.'”
The adult-only film has had a tricky path to distribution, as “the company kept changing hands. We started with one company, they got sold to another, and they got sold to another company,” Zombie explained.
“I’m actually glad it happened that way,” Zombie stated. “The movie went from costing $1 million dollars to $8 million, and we got to make an awesome movie, so I don’t really care how it gets out there. Theatrical would be great, and I think they’re talking now about doing a limited theatrical run, so that would be cool.”
Featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, Brian Posehn, Danny Trejo and Rosario Dawson, El Superbeasto is scheduled to arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray September 22.