Human Centipede director suing his star for breach of contract

Human Centipede director Tom Six issued a press release today saying he’s suing lead actor Dieter Laser (can you believe that’s the name of a person? it sounds like a Nazi weapon) over breach of contract after Laser bailed on Human Centipede 3: The Poopiest Poop. At least, that’s the official story. If you ask me, the whole thing reeks of a publicity stunt. …Get it? Reeks? Nevermind, way too subtle a joke for a movie about people shitting in each other’s mouths. 

Here’s the press release via Best Movie News Ever (which I’d never heard of before today):

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.

Best Regards,

Ilona Six
Film Producer [via BleedingCool]

“Tom Six’s very professional, very official business company will file a legal suit in a court of law. Signed, Tom Six’s sister.” A+ press release there, guys. Meanwhile, Dieter Laser shat his side of the story into the eager, waiting mouths of Screenread (better? I went less subtle this time):

“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.” [screenread via ThePlaylist]

Excuse my cynicism, but I have a hard time believing a guy who starred in the world’s most famous ass-to-mouth story is suddenly so particular about his character’s dramatic arc. I mean DON’T HUMANSHIT ME, BRO. Then again, that would be very German of him. A German and a Dutchman arguing about the particulars of their poop party, so typical. You may now felch the bride.

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