Right from his own Instagram, musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie is bringing the slain Firefly family back from the dead for 3 From Hell, currently in post-production. Zombie posted new production images of stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig and Jeff Daniel Phillips along with the slogan “Free the three!”.
Moon Zombie and Moseley will reprise their roles as Vera-Ellen “Baby” Firefly and Otis Driftwood, with Sid Haig coming back as the iconic Captain Spaulding. Jeff Daniel Phillips will play Warden Virgil Dallas Harper. Other cast members cast include Danny Trejo (Machete), Clint Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), Dee Wallace (The Howling) and Austin Stoker (Assault on Precinct 13).
3FH is the sequel to 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects, which itself is the sequel to Zombie’s feature film debut, House of 1000 Corpses. The three characters went down in a blazing shootout at the end of the previous movie, diminishing plans for a continuing series at Lionsgate at the time, which was eager in the mid-2000s for more horror franchises. It remains to be seen how the Firefly family will return from the grave.
TDR grossed $17 million on a $7 million dollar budget in 2005 and was a tremendous success on home video. Ho1C grossed $12 million in 2003 after being first produced in 2000 for Universal and shelved for three years.
There is no current release date for the film’s arrival in theaters.