More Concept Art From Rob Zombie's Tyrannosaurus Rex
by Alex Billington
July 7, 2008
Source: MySpace, Bloody Disgusting
51% Motherfucker. 49% Son of a Bitch. One hell of a way to start off a post, but it should get you in the mood for hearing more about Rob Zombie's Tyrannosaurus Rex. Last month we brought you the teaser poster for the film, but no story details, since there literally are none. Since information started leaking out about the project earlier this year, Zombie has kept a very tight lip about it - not even hinting at what it would be about. Now another new concept art photo has been discovered on the official MySpace page (via SlashFilm) and a rough plot synopsis, that supposedly could be fake, has popped up as well. Apparently Tyrannosaurus Rex is about a badass wrestler / biker and is based very loosely on the comic book The Nail. Sound better now that you know what it's about?
The details about the plot and more information on the film can be found further below as well.
The short synopsis comes from Bloody Disgusting back in February. They recently updated the original post and pointed out that the MySpace page said that it wasn't based on The Nail at all, but that could be a hoax anyway, plus this situation has become a confusing mess. Here's what it's rumored to be about:
T-REX is about a wrestler named Tyrannosaurus Rex who is on the run from a biker gang from hell. Furthermore, the idea for the film is loosely based on the comic book Zombie did with Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) entitled THE NAIL.
Considering this new concept art features a boxer / wrestler and is slightly reminiscent of the cover to The Nail, it may be, as originally stated, very loosely inspired but not a direct adaptation of that comic. For now I'm going to stick with the synopsis that Bloody Disgusting first dug up, as it sounds like something Zombie would make and fits with the poster and concept art so far. Although I'm not normally a Rob Zombie fan, to be completely honest, this concept art is pretty badass so far. So much so that I'm already looking forward to this and I don't even really know anything about it. If this is indeed about a wrestler / biker with the name Tyrannosaurus Rex, I'm curious whether Zombie fans will still be interested. Any clue on who might be starring in this yet or more thoughts on if it will be any good?
You know, I liked Rob Zombie up until House of 1000 Corpses came out, and then the release of Educated Horses (album). When I saw H1000C, was probably the worst night of my life, capped by an even shittier late night movie. I lost all respect, I dont expect Tyrannosaurus Rex to be anything less than a crappy torture porn flick like his other 2.
interl0per on Jul 7, 2008
as somebody who has never and will never like rob zombie, im expecting everything he's ever done to be rolled into this. death metal, 70s references, useless violence, even more useless nudity, and of course, his wife in the lead female role. thanks for ruining halloween, robert
mos on Jul 7, 2008
#1 - I fucking hate people who call gorey movies "torture porn." It would be fucking torture porn if a guy was torturing a girl while fucking her and getting off to it with all of the body parts visible for the sole purpose of getting the viewer off his rocker. Go die. kthx
Kail on Jul 7, 2008
There is a difference between a gory movie and a torture movie. Zombie does torture movies and glorifies it. This is torture porn.
interl0per on Jul 8, 2008
Rob Zombie needs to go hide in a closet for a few years. How people like him are popular and can make money on this crap confuses me. Exhibit A: White Zombie. Every song sounds the same. EXACTLY the same. It was unique for about a month. Then got boring. A retarded 6 year old with two broken arms could play the songs on guitar. Exhibit B: His solo work. Sounds JUST like White Zombie and AGAIN, it all sounds the same. Exhibit C: House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. Recycled, trite, pretentuous horror. Exhibit D: Halloween remake. This makes me sad. He should be killed for this. Exhibit E: This poster. Ooooh, there's cursing in the poster!!! Wow, I bet this will be GREAT! In closing...Boo, Rob Zombie. And Shame on you.
Barry on Jul 8, 2008
I don't know. I liked somewhat REJECTS but all of his other movies were pretty bad. I don't know where he gets the money to make this stuff but it will probably the same.
Ryan on Jul 8, 2008
okay, how the hell does this suppoused story about a boxer have ANYTHING to do with the previously posted teaser poster?
Marty McFly on Jul 14, 2008
Its gonna rock, I don't give a shit what people say.
Tom on Sep 10, 2008
Will the gang literally be 'from hell'? Like B-movie style demons with leather jackets and Nazi helmets? Will his wife NOT be in it? If those two clauses are met this might be entertaining - otherwise I predict a regurgitation of his other flicks. Rob Zombie needs to take his money and run.
Bearach on Feb 23, 2009
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