The Lords of Salem is an upcoming horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie. The movie is set in contemporary Salem, Massachusetts where the inhabitants receive a demonic visit from a 300 year-old coven of witches.
On September 22, 2010 it was announced that Rob Zombie would be writing and directing his next film, The Lords of Salem. Alliance Films will also be a part of the project. Zombie is to start writing a script when he returns from tour and unlike his last films he has total control over the final cut. Which explains the ending to DVD release of Halloween 2 being completely different than the theatrical release. Filming is expected to begin in 2011.
On October 8, 2010 an article was released giving more details about Zombie’s latest film. He said the folks from Haunted Films approached him about doing a film. He did say he did not have an idea at the time. Zombie wanted to do a movie about the Salem witch trials since he grew up in Massachusetts and was always fascinated by them. He hinted that his band would possibly supply the original score for the film. He is currently writing the script and hopes to go into production around spring in 2011.