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Zombie making Halloween sequel

RobZombie.jpgRob Zombie is directing the sequel to Halloween, it's official. After remaking the first Halloween he's decided to make the sequel and, as predicted, he's not planning on remaking the second film.

The Halloween sequel also has a title apparently, H2.

Yeah, I didn't like that either, but it's early days and at least it's not called H2.0 as so many titles are apt to be called these days. Initialise it and throw in a version number, that'll mean we're modern.

Anyway, title aside, as it's early days and that can change through development, Rob Zombie is seemingly on for the remake, and Variety have a quote from the writer/director about why it's taken so long for him to get back to it:

“I was so burned out. (But) I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again...Now, we'll be hauling ass, and that's the problem making a movie called 'Halloween': If you come out Nov. 1 or after, nobody cares. If it was called anything else, I'd be fine.”

So he's back for the sequel, but what's interesting is that the film will be starting right as the first Zombie Halloween ended and will not be a remake of the original Halloween sequel, instead Zombie will be taking the franchise in his own direction.

The story will follow the aftermath of Michael Myers' rampage as seen through the eyes of his sister, the focus of his hunt in the first film, and perhaps the focus in the second, who knows now that Zombie is intending to make it his way.

It's funny though, apparently Rob Zombie had told Bob Weinstein that he wanted nothing to do with a sequel, that would be a sequel to a remake that he said he would never make and believed were pointless and rubbish.

I guess at the end of the day the money and creative package were the incentive. Perhaps the fact that he's now allowed to make his own story is what lured him back.



I only watched Zombie's Halloween the other week, and I must say I really enjoyed it. A thrilling horror and a worthy remake.

I have to admit I haven't seen it, but sounds like I should see it. Were you a big fan of the original Billy?

I'm a fan of the original Halloween and I liked Zombie's Halloween. It wasn't a perfect movie and I have a few compalints, but on a whole I was entertained and a little scared. (not hard to do. lol)

I'm skeptical on this news of him returning for a sequel. One, he'd be eating his words on not returning for a sequel. I'm waiting for an official press release or Rob finally making a statement on his blog. Of course, since he's been quiet about the subject for the last month the rumor has been going around I think it could be true.

It mildly bums me out because I was curious about his T-Rex project. Maybe he's having trouble getting financing? Maybe the Weinstein's have made a deal with him that if he comes back for Halloween 2 they'll back his next flick...hmmm. lol

Well it is very common for film-makers to make mainstream movies to earn the money they need to make the more worthwhile, personal and/or independent films. Maybe that's what he's up to.

It may be...and he finally posted on this blog that he is going to direct H2 and opened the floor for questions. I look forward to see what he has to say.

I am a big fan of the original Richard. I think you should check out the remake. I wasn't expecting much, which might of helped, but I think it is well done film, that doesn't ruin the original and finally makes Michael Myers scary again.

The remake isn't great, but it's not as bad as it could have been. I'm disappointed that Rob's decided to return to the franchise, there are so many projects he has that excite me more, but I'll be interested to see what happens.

Right, on that recommendation I'm going to watch it, I had been thinking about just avoiding it.


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