This should be considered rumor until it’s officially confirmed, but Shock Till You Drop got a tip from a reliable source that Rob Zombie is being courted back to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2. Earlier this year, INSIDE directors Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury were in talks to direct the sequel to ROB ZOMBIE’S HALLOWEEN. Then at last months 30 YEARS OF TERROR convention, producer Malek Akkad said pre-production was slated to begin in January 2009 with a March 2009 start date for shooting. Tyler Mane was always signed to reprise the role of Michael Myers, but a writer/director hadn’t been locked as of the convention.

Shock reports, "An insider phoned in this afternoon exclusively informing that Rob Zombie is going to reprise his duties as director and carry on the new Myers legacy that he forged with Tyler Mane behind the mask."

If true, this puts Rob Zombie’s TYRANNOSAURUS REX on hold until after HALLOWEEN 2.

Parties from Akkad and Zombie’s camps are all keeping quiet. But we’ll let you know as soon as we hear something concrete!

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