Rob Zombie Returns for Second Helping of ‘Halloween’
Rob Zombie has, not surprisingly, signed on direct a sequel to his remake of John Carpenter’s Halloween. He and Dimension Films have stressed this will not be a remake of Halloween 2.
Production is gearing up so H2 can be shot starting in March and readied for release in October according to Variety.
“The new film picks up right as the first remake ended, following the aftermath of Michael Myers’ murderous rampage through the eyes of the sister he hunted,” said the trade.
Zombie initially told the studio that he wasn’t interested in coming back, despite the remake’s $60 million haul last year.
"I was so burned out. (But) I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again," Zombie said. "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."
Zombie is also at work on other films incluiding the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, based upon his comic book series, The Adventures of El Superbeasto. He’s also directing the live action Rob Zombie’s Tyrannosaurus Rex for Dimension.