I like to think that I can handle any manner of nasty film or horror genre thrown at me, but the Human Centipede duo of gross-out movies happens to be one of those rare occurrences where I had to keep a standby bucket next to me.
The first film was purely gonzo madness with a dash of cult, while the second took that idea and drove it off a cliff by adding a numbers game to the formula.
And now that a third HC film is on the way, we have a movie that will most likely be the leading cause of mental scarring. But like all ambitious projects, director Tom Sixx is starting to experience some issues, which he is attempting to solve with a lawsuit.
Dieter Laser, who portrayed the maniacal surgeon from the first film, was supposed to reappear in the third and final one, but according to Six, that was no longer going to happen, as he tweeted about he was preparing to sue the actor.
An actor who demands his own script changes which I as the THC creator didn’t like. It was his way or the highway after he signed a contract!
So it seems that even Laser can’t stomach the plan that Six has in store for the threequel, which will reportdely have a 500 person human centipede this time around.
Best Movie News Ever posted the following release from Ilona Six, sister to the director as well as producer on the film:
Tom Six’s company will sue Dieter Laser.
Because of the success of The Human Centipede, it seems that Mr Dieter Laser’s ego has grown to laughably big proportions. First signing the contract and rating the THC3 script as fantastic, and then demanding his own unacceptable script changes, and now refusing to play the part only seven weeks prior to shooting.
Six Entertainment Company will start legal action against Dieter Laser. Tom Six says not to worry – principal photography will be postponed and will take place later this year.
Is this an actual dispute, or is Six drumming up some much needed publicity with a PR stunt? Who knows, but I’m preparing to sell chuck-buckets outside the theatre when Human Centipede 3 does finally arrive.
I’ll make a killing!
Last Updated: March 30, 2012