It appeared that Dimension Films was not happy with what Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury had come up with for the upcoming Hellraiser remake when the studio opted to ditch them for the flavor-of-the-month writing duo of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan earlier this year. Arrow in the Head, however, is reporting that Bustillo and Maury are working on a sequel to Rob Zombie’s Halloween.
In an interview appearing in the September issue of Rue Morgue Magazine, Maury is enthusiastic when talking about the chance to continue the re-imagining of Michael Myers that Rob Zombie started.
“…it’s a proposition we couldn’t refuse,” Maury explained and added that he and Bustillo are well aware of Zombie’s re-imagining of Michael Myers and they’re out to put their stamp on the character, not copy what came before them. “Therefore, 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.”
You can read the entire article by picking up the September issue of Rue Morgue Magazine.
Apparently, Rob Zombie’s Halloween was not well received by critics. As somebody who sat in a theater and watched Busta Rhymes punk Michael Myers like a little bitch, I found the remake to be a refreshing take on a character that has been in more bad films than good. There will always be Halloween sequels and with Zombie laying the groundwork for a new Halloween continuity, a new world for these beloved characters, it should be interesting to see where Bustillo and Maury take the franchise because the previous series was going down the shitter for quite a while.
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