Rob Zombie and 'American Psycho' Writer Working on TV Series About Manson Family Murders

Limited series project in early development stages with Fox, report reads.

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Rob Zombie has confirmed joining forces with "American Psycho" writer Bret Easton Ellis for a TV series project revisiting the notorious Manson Family murder spree.

As Variety reports, the project is currently in the "very early stages of development" and is planned to be released as a limited series for Fox.

The gruesome killings still shock the world to this very day, leaving a vile trace of seven victims, including actress Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant with Roman Polanski's child at the time.

Although he never killed anyone himself, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder, resulting in a deah sentence in 1971. The death penalty was abolished the following year, forcing a sentence switch to life behind bars. Charles Manson was denied parole 12 times since.

Zombie revealed his fascination with the Manson Family affair on numerous occasions. As for the project, the series is intended to tell the story from several different aspects. More info should drop soon, stay tuned.

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    I hope it doesn't sympathize with Manson though.
    I doubt it very much. Ellis doesn't even sympathize with his own characters.
    Yeah, but sometimes these type of biopics try to explain a bad persons actions and try to make the audience feel sorry for the person.
    I assume Ellis will write the script and Zombie will direct. The way Ellis writes he won't make Manson a sympathetic character he'll either make him out as what he is or make him out to be even more of a dick. Regardless it'll be interesting to watch.