It’s Official! ROB ZOMBIE Is Back For HALLOWEEN 2!

Shock Till You Drop broke the news several weeks back, and now it’s official! According to a post on Variety, it’s been confirmed that Rob Zombie will in fact return to write and direct the sequel to his remake of John Carpenter’s classic HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 2 (going by the title H2)! Shooting begins in March of 2009 with an expected October 2009 release! (Good! Let’s skip the August release this time around!) Tyler Mane is back as Michael Myers, and while yet-to-be confirmed, we expect Malcolm McDowell and Scout Taylor-Compton will also be back.

The article says, "Dimension Films and Rob Zombie are teaming for another chapter of "HALLOWEEN," and he’s racing to scare up the pic for release in October."

Zombie will write and direct "H2," the sequel to his 2007 reinvention of the John Carpenter horror classic. Production will begin in March.

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.

Zombie said it won’t resemble the original second installment, as the "House of 1000 Corpses" helmer continues to take the franchise in different directions.

Zombie took Carpenter’s original and stamped it with an original storyline that treated Myers as a clinical psychopath. The film grossed $60 million domestically in 2007.

Zombie had told Dimension chief and TWC co-chairman Bob Weinstein he wanted nothing to do with a sequel. But just like the franchise’s villain, Zombie was compelled to come back.

"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."

Malek Akkad of Trancas Intl. Films will produce with Spectacle Entertainment’s Andy Gould.

Click the frame below to read our extensive FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE about the first HALLOWEEN!

  • Danny

    Hmmm I’m not sure how I feel about this one, I loated half of the first one that was a remake but at the same time I found all the new stuff Zombie brought to it to be pretty damn good. Maybe, seeing as this ones not a remake of Halloween 2 at all he can do something original and interesting this time round.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kittydriftwood Kitty

    Well, I suppose if anyone can do it, Zombie can. I have my reservations about it, with all these remakes, but I’ve been wrong before. I just wish Rob Zombie would focus more on original ideas, rather than regurgitating ideas.

  • http://myspce.com/medleydeth WILLY HELLRIDE

    please…..stop…remaking…classic…horror!
    ok,robs movies are good…ROBS movies!
    halloween reinvented=sucky pointless movie.
    halloween2 reinvented=more of the same!
    why did this guy think i wanted to see why michael was the way he was?
    the generic “oh,his moms got man issues and shes a stripper and he was picked on,so he killed animals and blahblahblah”…CMON ROB!i didnt buy it at ALL!the MYSTERY of why made the shape so creppy to me,especially as the franchise grew…sure,not all of the films are that good,but you learn a little more as they are produced!the dude is evil incarnate,and that cannot be stopped,much less killed…all i ever needed to know.the kid always makin masks to “hide from the world and be inside his own head and blatherblahblahblather..”just really insulted my intelligence. wow…rob zombie PROFILED this guy and got paid to make it into a movie!CRAP CRAP CRAP!
    oh yeah…i aint gonna watch the friday the 13th remake either…starting off with the mask???????GIMME A BREAK!I LIKED IT WHEN HE KILLED SHELLY AND TOOK IT FOR HIMSELF!i mean,who wants a flour sack anyway?????you KNOW that thing had to be ripe!
    WHR