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05 March 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Human Centipede 3 Is Underway

Tom Six always threatened a trilogy, and the maverick director has now been proved as good as his word. Human Centipede: Final Sequence is crawling its way to the studio floor, and has just announced its first cast members in Centipede veterans Dieter Laser (mad surgeon Dr Joseph Heiter) and Laurence R. Harvey (sandpaper sadsack Martin). Six himself will also play a supporting role.

In case you missed all the drama last summer, Final Sequence has been made possible in no small part by the attention given to Full Sequence. Some sources - not least the filmmakers - are still claiming that it was banned by the BBFC. Not quite the case: it was denied a certifcate, which isn't quite the same thing. But whatever the fine detail, the upshot was media interest and immediate notoriety far beyond the dreams of any executive planning an advertising campaign. Not bad for a franchise whose centrail conceit is stitching people together ass-to-mouth. Full Sequence was finally granted an 18 certificate in October, after 32 cuts were agreed.

Six, talking to Empire at Big Screen, called the hooplah "crazy", claimed that everyone was missing the film's black humour, and said he was disappointed at the reaction from the country that gave the world Monty Python. But he was happy to play up to the controversy, telling us that, when he got around to it, Final Sequence would "upset a lot of people" and "make Full Sequence look like a Disney film".

He also laid out his plan for the trilogy, to whit: "In the end the three films can be actually attached to each other, like the centipede: one big film of four and a half hours. That’s my goal. Each film is very different from the previous one. 2 is totally different to 1, and 3 will be totally different from both the others. I’m not telling you how. You have to find out. In space? I won’t say!"

We're going to go out on a limb and suggest that Final Sequence won't be in space. But we will suggest that Laser and Harvey will very likely be playing versions of themselves, rather than their characters from the previous films, and that Final Sequence will have some sort of meta relationship with its predecessors, in the same way that Full Sequence involved a character who was obesessed with the first film. Don't be suprised if Six arrives onscreen playing a character called "Tom Six"...

Shooting starts in May for a release in 2013. Producer Ilona Six promises "100% political incorrectness". We'll keep you posted. We know you love it really.


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Been done b4?
Hasn't this already been done in League of Gentlemen : Apocalypse and Wes Craven's New Nightmares and that last Red Dwarf thing? More

Posted by Battan9000 at 22:31 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

yawn
if i wanted to see something both stupid and boring, not to mention pretty gross, i could pop down the local club, why waste my time on this dross? More

Posted by Swedle at 19:06 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Fuck. Off. More

Posted by Whistler at 17:43 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: P.S.
This should be tons of fun, the second film was hilarious. Tom Six was right about everyone missing the black humour, hopefully people will get the satire this time around. More

Posted by Spaldron at 15:50 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

P.S.
That guy in the photograph looks like he just started breathing the air in Mars' atmosphere... More

Posted by TOPOI at 09:49 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Brilliant.
I can't wait. The first was trail-blazing. The second on a par with Godfather II. I have no doubt that, in years to come, people will look back at this momentous occasion and wonder how people ever doubted it could have thrashed Dark Knight Rises at the box office to make it the most successful third act in cinematic history, More

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