I know in the last post we said we’re trying to cut down on rumors, but there are so many weird things buzzing about the web regarding Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake that we have to share some of them with you. After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, is mistakenly released from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
The trouble began last week when AICN posted a script review, which Fangoria posted a completely opposite opinion a few days later. With each post fans found themselves confused, pissed, happy or just plain indifferent (that’s me!). But one person who took it very seriously is Writer/Director/Producer Rob Zombie, who wrote on his MySpace blog “I notice that so many people get crazy when someone you don’t even know posts an opinion about what they think HALLOWEEN will or won’t be. This is crazy. Do you really go through life influenced by the thoughts of others that easily? Anyway, things change so much in a movie, from moment to moment, from second to second that all I can say is : see it for yourself and figure out if you like it or not. Really who gives a fuck what someone else thinks? Everybody likes different shit for different reasons. But deciding that you hate or love something that doesn’t even exist yet? Well, that a little ridiculous.”
Rumor has been circulating around town that this draft is NOT even close to the draft that was being used for the shoot that was supposed to take place this month in California. Anyways, what we’ve heard from industry buzz is that after the online fiasco, shock-rocker Rob Zombie is going back to the script and doing more re-writes, thus pushing the shoot back a bit, thus forcing the release back from it’s August 31st date. We’ve called people on all fronts and can’t get a straight answer, so I guess only time will tell the truth. Either way, I’m on board – let’s see Michael Myers on the big screen again! Just to confirm: this is a rumor, hence the title of the article.
But no, the rumors don’t stop there, we’ve been scooped numerous times on various people who are supposed to play Laurie Strode in the remake – and we’ve checked into all of them. Now the rumors are hitting the net and we wanted to let you know what we’ve heard. Today Arrowinthehead posted a rumor they heard that LINDY BOOTH (Wrong Turn, Dawn of the Dead) was going to play the red head teen. We checked in with her manager who denies the rumors telling us “we are aware of the project, but have not been approached.” In addition, Rob Zombie denies this rumor as well.
Another rumored name we’ve heard is AGNES BRUCKNER (Venom, The Woods), who stars in BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE, which hits theaters next week. This rumor is a little bit more interesting as when we checked in with Agnes, and her manager, we never got a clear cut answer. I felt like the question was being “avoided”, and even Rob himself denied the rumor (but he also told me Sheri Moon and Danielle Harris were not in the film – and they are). Once again, time will tell.
So right now let me make it clear that everything on the web is speculation until Rob himself confirms it – and when that happens, we’ll keep you posted. And when it comes to the script… people need to relax and celebrate the fact that horror is still hotter than ever.
Right now, here’s your confirmed cast: Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Daeg Faerch, Heather Bowen, Pat Skipper, Dee Wallace Stone, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree and Danielle Harris.