Rob Zombie recently shot down Avenged Sevenfold's hopes of landing him as the director for their new video 'Buried Alive'. Zombie was too busy with pre-production on his new witchcraft film, 'Lords of Salem', which just announced some of the cast.

When it came time to shoot the video for Avenged Sevenfold's next single, 'Buried Alive', they tried to score a director who was more than just a a music video guy. Singer M. Shadows recently told Pulse of Radio:

"We do want to do something super-special with ‘Buried Alive’. We’re looking for a good, like, video director — not necessarily a video guy but more of a movie guy. We talked to Rob Zombie, unfortunately he’s doing his new movie right now or he’d want to do it. But we want to do something cool with it, something underground, exciting and kind of crazy … We feel it’s probably the strongest track on the record.”

The movie M. Shadows alluded to is the upcoming horror film 'Lords of Salem'. This will be Zombie's first original live-action feature since his directorial debut -- 2003's 'House of 1000 Corpses'. 'Lords of Salem' is currently in pre-production and some of the cast has been named. The leader of the witch coven will be played by Meg Foster -- who you may know from cult-favorites like John Carpenter's 'They Live' and 'Masters of the Universe' (yes, the He-Man film). You know it wouldn't be a Zombie flick without his wife Sheri Moon Zombie, IMDB reports she will appear as the character 'Whitey'.

Speaking to Empire earlier this year, Zombie outlined what fans can expect from 'Lords of Salem':

"There were twenty people that everyone knows about - obviously all innocent - executed as witches in Salem. The basic premise of the film is that there were a further four who actually were witches, who were killed secretly, and vowed one day to return to wreak havoc on Salem's descendants. That's when the movie jumps ahead to the present day and things start to go wrong...Lords of Salem is probably the bleakest of all my films."

'Lords of Salem' is expected to hit theaters in 2012.


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