Well, quicker than you can shake a stick we have an update from Dieter Laser himself regarding some truth behind a story we recently published which involved a legal battle between Tom Six’s company and Human Centipede star Dieter Laser.
Speaking with Screenread, Laser confirmed that he has in fact left the upcoming sequel and I for am gutted. Dieter Laser was the only saving grace for me in The Human Centipede and the less we say about the sequel the better.
Laser said, “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.”
Stay tuned for future updates regarding the future of The Human Centipede 3.