Zombie has turned success with his band White Zombie into a successful, indie horror film directing career with the acclaimed cult hits The Devils Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses.
Now, hes been asked to do a complete remake of the legendary 1978 John Carpenter film, which originally starred Jamie Lee Curtis as the stalked sister of serial killer Michael Myers.
Zombie says its hard to categorize what hes doing, and that he plans to rewrite an entirely new script for the project, one thats part prequel, part remake, with the plot hitting some of the same beats, but also being completely original, too.
In Zombies words, Its going to be an expansion of the original.
Zombie says he knows film purists will decry such re- interpretation as blasphemy, but hes not the first filmmaker to attempt it, adding:
It goes back to movies like The Magnificent Seven, which is just a remake of Seven Samurai.
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