ROB ZOMBIE Talks About His Involvement With 'CSI: Miami'

February 22, 2010

Filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie will bring his unique style of filmmaking to the streets of Miami on an episode of "CSI: Miami", to be broadcast Monday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS television network. The episode began production last month and is Zombie's television directorial debut.

According to the Daily News, a friend of Zombie's who works on the show had been after the "The Devil's Rejects" director for years to direct an episode, but Zombie's schedule never allowed for it. When he finally had the time, he was looking forward to the challenge.

"I wanted to see what it was like," Zombie told The News. "Other TV offers have come up in the past, but I never really went after them because I wasn't sure I really wanted to do TV. It's so different from making a movie, because you go into this established situation that sometimes has been going on for years and years."

Zombie says longtime "CSI" fans won't feel like they're watching a new show, but Zombie fans will recognize his stamp.

"In the opening scene, it'll seem obvious [that I was the director]," Zombie told Daily News. "But I wasn't trying to disrespect the show by disregarding anything they've done. I wasn't trying to turn it into something different."

Read more from Daily News.

Check out a couple of photos from the set below.

In the episode, the CSI team discovers that a listening device has been covertly planted at a crime scene, capturing a terrifying soundtrack of the murder and, possibly, the voice of the killer. However, when it's revealed the bug was planted by the team's own Jesse Cardoza, the State's Attorney tosses the taped evidence and uncovers accusations of evidence tampering by Jesse on a murder case in Los Angeles. With the integrity of his team at stake, Horatio Caine and Eric Delko travel to Los Angeles to dig into that murder and clear Jesse's name. While in Los Angeles, Horatio find himself face to face with secrets from Jesse's past and a dangerous element within the LAPD.

"As writers, we were really pushing to create an interesting backdrop that could lend to Rob Zombie's visual style," says Marc Dube, co-executive producer. "We thought opening the episode at a macabre party, with Miami attendees all wearing stylized masks (a la 'Eyes Wide Shut') would be a fun kick-off point for Rob do to what he does best — conveying the cruel and creepy underbelly of humanity."

"CSI: Miami" ranks among the top 20 programs, averaging 13.6 million viewers and continues to dominate its Monday (10:00-11:00 p.m.) time period in viewers and key demographics.

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