Fans were excited and surprised when Tom Six announced that Dieter Laser would return with Laurence Harvey in ‘The Human Centipede 3‘, but we just got word from the director that demands from his star will hold up production and a lawsuit is imminent.
Tom Six was all set to begin production on ‘The Human Centipede 3‘ in June with Dieter Laser, Laurence Harvey and even himself in the film, but things have come to a halt as we received an e-mail from producer Ilona Six. It appears that Dieter Laster, the star and memorable villain from the first ‘Human Centipede’ signed on for the film and liked the script but suddenly demanded script changes. Laser is now apparently refusing to play the part with a June shooting date looming ahead. The Six Entertainment Company is set to begin legal proceedings against the actor, and as many in this industry know, it can get rather messy and expensive for everyone. Below is the missive we received from the Six camp.
[callout title=Six Entertainment Company Statement]Tom Six’s company will sue Dieter Laser.
Because of the success of The Human Centipede, it seems that Mr Dieter
Laser’s ego has grown to laughably big proportions. First signing the
contract and rating the THC3 script as fantastic ,and then demanding his
own unacceptable script changes, and now refusing to play the part only
seven weeks prior to shooting. Six Entertainment Company will start
legal action against Dieter Laser. Tom Six says not to worry – principal
photography will be postponed and will take place later this year.
Rumors have abounded that in ‘Human Centipede 3′ Six will have 500 people doing the chain after Six tweeted the info “#humancentipede3 will have a 500+ person pede. XXXXL American style!”
UPDATED: We also have just received a statement from Dieter Laser which is below
[callout title=Dieter Laser Statement]It’s very simple: I loved the story when it was told, got the contract and the promise to have the script in 4 to 6 weeks. When it arrived – half a year later and only after the official announcement – I didn’t like the realization at all, couldn’t identify with the character the way it was written and developed immediately and enthusiastically in a day and night marathon a version full of concrete and practical suggestions which would enable me to play the lead full throttle – same procedure as with Dr. Heiter – but this time it also would have had some unavoidable effects to the dramatic structure. That was too much for Tom and since he couldn’t live with my suggestions and I as a method actor couldn’t identify with his version, I told him that I couldn’t see any other way than that he would have to “change horses”. That’s it.