For those of you who had maybe partially, out of the corner of your eye, been looking forward to “>Halloween 2 since the guys behind Inside were being circled to handle it, please return to your regularly scheduled angst; Variety has confirmed that Rob Zombie is officially back on board as director.
Not such a bad thing, actually, save that Dimension has also tapped the rock start turned movie maker to write the sequel, as well, which almost anyone with a sense of what is “good” and what is “bad” will tell you is, flat-out, “bad”. The new film will, similar to Carpenter’s sequel, pick up mere moments after the first one ended.
So why is he back after making it so very clear he wouldn’t be? “I was so burned out. (But) I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again,” he told Variety. “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.”
The sequel is being refered to by the trade as H2, which is annoyingly close to H20, and both Zombie and The Weinsteins want it in theaters by next Halloween. Production will roll in March so expect to hear more soon!
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