Rob Zombie’s take on the John Carpenter classic Halloween may have been panned by critics, but there were some hardcore horror fans out there who really dug it, and more importantly it made almost $80 million worldwide. With that in mind, let’s not act all surprised and outraged when we hear that there is apparently a sequel in the works! The weird thing is that Zombie himself is not involved, and the folks over at Arrow in the Head spotted something in the latest Rue Morgue magazine indicating who the new director(s) might be.
French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside) were previously attached to direct the Hellraiser remake, but once they dropped out of that project, there were rumours that they had entered talks to do the Halloween sequel. It seems that this is now pretty much confirmed. The duo had this to say about the project:
“It’s a proposition we couldn’t refuse… Our vision will be done with utmost respect, with a continuity of [Zombie’s] work but also a real evolution of the world he set in place.
I know reboots are all the rage in Hollywood right now, but I still think it’s weird to have a whole new series continuing from Zombie’s remake. Is there really enough interest to keep this going? Unless it’s a direct to video release (which I doubt they’d be involved in), I can’t see a lot of people paying to see this. Then again, plenty of people paid to see Prom Night, so what do I know? Are you interested in a Halloween sequel?