Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie is fixing to build another "House." Zombie has inked a deal with Lions Gate Films to write and direct a sequel to his directorial debut, the horror feature "House of

Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie is fixing to build another "House." Zombie has inked a deal with Lions Gate Films to write and direct a sequel to his directorial debut, the horror feature "House of 1000 Corpses," which has scared up more than $11 million in box office receipts since its U.S. release last month.

The current film follows two young couples that take a misguided tour along the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics, as murder, cannibalism, and satanic rituals are just a few of the horrors that await them.

Production on the sequel is slated to start in the fall, with an April 2004 release penciled in to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the original. "I am dying to get back behind the camera to deliver a sequel which will blow away the original," said Zombie.

In related news, Zombie has signed on to host three episodes of MTV2's revived "Headbangers Ball" on May 24, May 31, and June 7. The series kicks off May 17 with an episode hosted by Metallica.

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