The final installment of director Tom Six's Human Centipede franchise, The Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence), has been given a May 22 release date from IFC Films. The sequel, which will be released in theaters and on VOD formats, will go up against Poltergeist and Tomorrowland on May 22. Entertainment Weekly has also released the official synopsis, which offers a unique approach to the prison system.
Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R. Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.
Tommy Lister, Robert LaSardo and Bree Olson co-star in the sequel, with writer-director Tom Six also stepping in front of the camera for a small role. The filmmaker also promises that the sequel will be "100 percent politically incorrect." The first entry in the franchise, 2010's The Human Centipede (First Sequence), featured just a three-person "centipede," while the follow-up, 2011's The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), showed a 12-person "centipede."
Now that the sequel has an official release date, we should certainly expect a trailer in the near future. How will the logistics of a 500-person centipede even work in a prison? Or are you too disgusted by the idea to even care? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more on The Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence).