German actor Dieter Laser, the mad doctor in the Human Centipede films, will star in the third film after previously walking away from the project.
Laser was involved in a legal dispute with filmmaker Tom Six after quitting the film, reports Twitchfilm.com, but the pair have since patched up their differences and are ready to work together again.
"I never ever would have thought that all our differences and misunderstandings would in the end lead to an even deeper and warmer understanding and appreciation of each other,” says Laser.
“In this regard I am actually thankful about the whole fuss because it turned out to be an advantage and a wonderful present for our film and for our friendship."
The third Human Centipede film also sees the return of Laurence R Harvey, the main star of the second film, although both he and Laser will be playing new characters.
Tom Six also promises ‘a big American celebrity will be attached to the film’.
The original Human Centipede was a cult hit around the world including New Zealand, where it played at the New Zealand International Film Festival and featured in a memorable David Farrier story that featured Liam Finn and Suzanne Paul.
Sequel The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence was released in 2011 but was refused classification in New Zealand due to its explicit content. The film is widely available around the world, however, including from online retailers with international shipping services.
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is scheduled to go into production in May.