Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Rob Zombie Going To Re-write ‘Halloween’ As ‘Part Prequel’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It may shock some, but Rob Zombie says re-making the classic slasher film Halloween is not a new concept.

Zombie has turned success with his band White Zombie into a successful, indie horror film directing career with the acclaimed cult hits The Devil’s Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses.

Now, he’s 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 it’s hard to categorize what he’s doing, and that he plans to rewrite an entirely new script for the project, one that’s “part prequel, part remake, with the plot hitting some of the same beats, but also being completely original, too.”

In Zombie’s words, “It’s going to be an expansion of the original.”

Zombie says he knows film purists will decry such re- interpretation as blasphemy, but he’s 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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