As rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie unleashes his ultra violent grindhouse horror tribute, The Devil’s Rejects, in theaters next weekend, there’s talk of a possible animated series based on Banjo & Sullivan, the movie’s fictitious country-western band. Actor Lew Temple (21 Grams), who plays Adam Banjo in Rejects, tells Fangoria.com that he has been working with Zombie to develop the series, which they hope to land on Cartoon Network or some other bastion of irreverent comedy.
Temple says they want to make the show a Scooby-Doo-type crime-fighting adventure that has the left-wing musical duo spreading their political messages around the country while being chased by "some sort of zombie or angry mother." He tells Fangoria that some of the animation is done, storylines have been written and the voice cast is set.
No stranger to animation, Temple has provided English-language voiceovers for a number of anime titles including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Parasite Dolls, Sin: The Movie, Gasaraki, Kimera and Dragon Half.
Zombie, Temple and Geoffrey Lewis, who plays Roy Sullivan, have also been working on a Banjo & Sullivan album, which features song titles such as "I Don’t Give A Truck," "Dick Soup," "Lord, Don’t Let Me Die in a Cheap Motel" and "I’m At Home Getting Hammered (While She’s Out Getting Nailed)." See the official Banjo & Sullivan website at www.banjoandsullivan.com.
Fans who are attending Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend will be happy to know that a A Devil Reject’s panel is scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m.. Rob Zombie’s movie will have its world premiere at the confab on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.