Rob Zombie has told Launch that he's pleased with what he's seen of his upcoming animated film, "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto", so far, but warned that it's not your average animated feature. "I've seen some of the animated footage on that now, and it's awesome," he said. "People are gonna be blown away. There's never even been a movie like this before. I don't think anyone's ever put so much money into making such a filthy cartoon. It's just the most X-rated thing. You know, it's a comedy, but it's really filthy. People always go, 'Oh, is it like 'Fritz The Cat' or 'Heavy Metal'?' I'm always like, 'It's so far beyond that, in that department.'"
As previously reported, Zombie has added well-known character actor Danny Trejo to the cast of "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto", according to the Hollywood Reporter. Best known for his roles in "Heat", the "Spy Kids" movies and Zombie's own "The Devil's Rejects", Trejo will play Rico, a down-and-out former partner of the title character. The adult-oriented cartoon follows the adventures of El Superbeasto, a "washed-up Mexican wrestler," in the mythical world of Monsterland. Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti will voice the film's villain, while Tom Papa will play El Superbeasto and Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, will portray his sister.
"The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" is expected to arrive in 2007. Zombie plans to make an R-rated cut for theatrical screenings and an unrated version for DVD.
El Superbeasto first appeared in Zombie's Spookshow International series of horror comics.
In other news, Zombie will host a new weekly program titled "TCM Underground" on cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The weekly late-night showcase will debut in October with Zombie selecting and introducing a variety of cult, horror and off-the-wall films.
Zombie's upcoming American Witch Across America tour begins on June 30 in El Paso, Texas. He's also likely to tour with GODSMACK this fall.