Tom Six And Dieter Laser Squash Beef, 'Human Centipede 3' Is A Go
Oh, good: The legal battle that threatened to derail the illustrious "people stitched together" Human Centipede series has been settled, enabling director Tom Six and franchise star Dieter Laser to move forward in the name of art on The Human Centipede 3. (Guess that answers this question... or does it?) According to EW, with a peaceful accord achieved in the Human Centipede universe, Six and Laser are now moving forward on the third and most extreme pic in the franchise to date, which will culminate in the groundbreaking 500-person centipede chain audiences have been clamoring for.
Flash back to last year: Laser, whose deranged Dr. Heiter sewed together three unfortunate souls in 2010's The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and subsequently inspired even more depraved copycat crimes in 2011's The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), revealed that he and Six had come to an impasse over creative differences regarding the planned third film.
"I loved the story when it was told, got the contract and the promise to have the script in 4 to 6 weeks," Laser said in a statement. "When it arrived – half a year later and only after the official announcement – I didn’t like the realization at all, couldn’t identify with the character the way it was written and developed immediately and enthusiastically in a day and night marathon a version full of concrete and practical suggestions which would enable me to play the lead full throttle – same procedure as with Dr. Heiter – but this time it also would have had some unavoidable effects to the dramatic structure."
Per EW, Laser will return to the franchise playing a new character alongside Human Centipede 2 villain Laurence R. Harvey; I'm envisioning the demented duo tearing across the U.S. making a human quilt out of ass-to-mouth victims, because Six has promised an America-set threequel that would "make the last one look like a Disney film," and the pure, childlike delight in his face when I told him my seatmate fainted from shock during The Human Centipede 2 last year told me that we should all be scared of what's to come.
One last juicy tidbit to tantalize your twisted tastebuds: According to producer Ilona Six, The Human Centipede 3 will feature an appearance by "a big American celebrity." Maybe HC supporters Eli Roth or Quentin Tarantino? Who'd you like to see, uh, woven into the fabric of the Human Centipede franchise?
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