Monday, August 07, 2006

ALL THAT'S TO BE DECIDED IS THE EXACT SCALE OF THE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY, THEN

For reasons that we've hired a team of international experts to try and fathom (so far, with no success), Rob Zombie is going to remake Halloween.

Although, of course, don't call it a remake:

"I basically went back and just came up with the idea of basically - not essentially a remake, but a very extended prequel sort of combined with an update, say, of the first film.

"You're starting from scratch but in sort of a more detailed way. That's the way I thought it would be exciting for fans of the original, because it's not just the same old thing, and it would be exciting for people that never saw the original."


On the other hand, it does run the risk of pissing off the people who loved the original while not bringing anything of any value to reward those who "never saw" the original. Like with The Omen remake.

We do love, incidently, the "people that never saw the original" concept - as if Halloween was a stage play, which exists now only in yellowing playbills and fading memories, rather than a film, which anyone with a few quid can buy and watch anytime they choose.


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