Rob Zombie announced via Facebook yesterday that his killer clown opus has wrapped production and in the same breath, he shared another casting announcement. We have the latest casting news for the rocker’s newest feature film for you after the break.
Zombie’s latest addition to the cast of 31 is They Live’s Meg Foster. Foster will play Venus Virgo in the film. In addition to her turn in They Live, the actress also played Evil-Lyn in the live action adaptation of Masters of the Universe. She is known for her trademark, pale blue eyes.
Along with Foster, the film also stars Judy Geeson (The Lords of Salem), Richard Brake (Doom), Malcolm McDowell (ClockworkOrange), Daniel Roebuck (Phantasm: Ravager), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Otis), and more.
Like a lot of Zombie’s work, the film will be heavily influenced by the horrors of the 1970s and will actually be set in 1975. The project zeroes in on five people kidnapped in the days leading up to Halloween. They are brought to a place called Murder World where they must fight for their survival by playing a deadly game called 31. To win, the ‘contestants’ must kill their opponents over a 12-hour period. Their adversaries are comprised of a group of sadistic killer clowns.
Zombie opted for crowd-funding to secure financing for his latest project due to what he referred to as lack of studio interest in financing the kinds of films he wants to make. Contributors to the campaign had the opportunity to secure a variety of prizes that included a walk-on role in the film, the chance to get their hands on an advance copy of the script or an opportunity to score props from previous Zombie films, and more.
The title refers to Halloween–the 31st day in October. Zombie has been touting it as a killer clown picture and has suggested that it will be nasty and brutal.