Rob Zombie to direct episode of CSI: Miami

January 21, 2010
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Filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie will bring his unique style of filmmaking to the streets of Miami on an episode of CSI: MIAMI, the CBS Television Network. The episode begins production today and is Zombie’s television directorial debut.

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.”

“I am very excited to be working on a show that has such an intense and unique visual angle on the classic crime drama formula and look forward to putting my own bizarre stamp on the world of CSI: Miami,” says Zombie.

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