Stalled for years due to studio shuffles, Rob Zombie's adult-oriented, animated adaptation of his "Haunted World of El Superbeasto" comic book was originally tagged for straight-to-DVD release, but now could enjoy a run in theaters, according to the musician/filmmaker.
"It 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," Zombie told MTV News. "And then it seemed like, 'Well, now it seems theatrical.'"
Featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, Brian Posehn, Danny Trejo and Rosario Dawson, "El Superbeasto" follows a super-powered Mexican luchador (voiced by Tom Papa) and his sultry sidekick/sister Suzi-X (Sheri Moon Zombie) as they battle the evil Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti).
The adults-only film has had a troubled path to the screen—big or small—as Zombie explained, "the company kept changing hands. We started with one company, they got sold to another, and they got sold to another company..."
"I'm actually glad it happened that way," explained Zombie. "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."
"El Superbeasto" is currently scheduled to arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray September 22.
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