The Human Centipede 3
is back in business, now that actor Dieter Laser has been confirmed as the lead.
Production on the horror threequel had been delayed due to a legal battle between director Tom Six’s production company and Laser. Six Entertainment Company has now dropped the lawsuit.
Six said of the situation, “I know my Human Centipede 3 will be very politically incorrect, but I didn't want to change anything in the script. I am very happy Dieter will follow my vision for a full 100% now and know he is absolutely the most brilliant actor I could wish for."
Laser added, “I never ever would have thought that all our differences and misunderstandings would in the end lead to an even deeper and warmer understanding and appreciation of each other. In this regard I am actually thankful about the whole fuss because it turned out to be an advantage and a wonderful present for our film and for our friendship.”
According to the official press release, Laser will star opposite THC2 star Laurence R. Harvey, but the pair “will not return as characters ‘Dr.Heiter’ and ‘Martin’ but will instead play a new villain duo with a storyline no one will expect. Also a big American celebrity will be attached to the film.”
Given the meta antics of the second film in the sequence (Harvey’s nutjiob was inspired by the first movie), it’s hard to second-guess where part three will go. It’s also hard to know what to make of the status of the attached American celebrity (the press release’s italics, not ours).
The Human Centipede 3 is set to shoot in May 2013, and according to the press release, will feature "a megalomaniac 500 + human centipede". Sounds like it's going to get very messy.