Rob Zombie "Protective" of Halloween II
08.27.09 by Ryan
Originally, Rob Zombie was happy to sit out of the sequel to his remake of Halloween, but when directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury dropped out, and Zombie heard what other prospective directors were planning for Halloween II, he finally stepped in.
Zombie explained to MTV why he couldn't stay away from Halloween II.
I just got protective of the series, because I had spent so much time trying to revive the whole thing that it looked like they were just going to go back in and destroy it.
Zombie didn't want the new Halloween movies to end up like the original series where "every one had a different director, a different guy playing Michael Myers, a different story line" and seemed, to Zombie, to be "shooting off in all different directions." Working on Halloween II, Zombie felt more freedom, claiming the sequel had "less baggage" than the 2007 remake. The results have Zombie pleased.
Everybody liked the stuff that was different, new. There was nobody raising their hand going, "Yes, please give me more of the same old crap! I love seeing the same old crap!" Even though studios seem to think that's what everybody wants, nobody wants it.
Zombie may have felt "protective" for Halloween II, but claims he will "never" return for a third Halloween.