Human Centipede Lawsuit Might Be Some Bizarre Meta-Narrative

I saw Tom Six tweet this morning that his company was going to sue Dieter Laser, the star of the first Human Centipede. I must admit that his use of  block caps and exclamation marks immediately made me a little sceptical.

Before too long, he followed up with more info, giving a reason for this lawsuit but not really making it seem any more actual.

And then Ilona Six, Tom’s sister, producer and business parter shipped out a press release. Curiously they selected only some rather odd sites, including something called Best Movie News Ever, to receive this missive.

Here’s the release:

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

I’d guess that this is just the Sixes’ way of having a little fun with a slipping production schedule. It may also, however, offer some clues to what the film is to be about. As far as we know it’s a film set in “the real world” and will feature Tom Six as himself. Perhaps there’s some legal dispute in the film? Or some other tensions between Laser and Six?

In the real world, I’m pretty sure Laser will appear and that there’s no lawsuit.

Or, perhaps, on the other hand, perhaps this is how Six would behave in a situation like this, exclamation points and seemingly pointless press releases and all.