ROB ZOMBIE's 'Halloween' To Officially Begin Filming Tomorrow

According to a posting on the Sheri Moon Zombie (Rob Zombie's wife and star of Rob's movies) fan site Sheri Moon Zombie Net, Rob Zombie will officially start filming his upcoming remake of the 1978 horror classic "Halloween" tomorrow (Monday, January 29) at sunrise. "Rob has been rehearsing with the actors all week, and says this movie is going to kick total ass come August 31st, which is still the official release date for 'Halloween' as of right now," says the web site.

Rumors spread across the web earlier in the month that Rob Zombie was going to rewrite the script for "Halloween" after a negative review of a leaked draft of the screenplay surfaced on movie news site Ain't It Cool News. Just days after that review appeared, Fangoria.com published an opposing piece praising the script.

The Ain't It Cool reviewer was disappointed in Zombie's attempt to flesh out and add a human dimension to the character of serial killer Michael Myers, who is released from an asylum years after slaughtering his sister and begins a new killing spree. Zombie himself told Launch earlier this year that he wanted to further explore the masked murderer's motivations. "The biggest difference is I wanna make Michael Myers two things," he said. "I wanna make him a lead character who you sort of know about, 'cause I think that's what it'll take to make that character then again truly terrifying. So in order, in my mind, to pump the life back into him, to make that figure terrifying when he appears onscreen, is you need to know what is happening in his brain."

Zombie posted an apparent response to the Aint It Cool review at the "Halloween" MySpace page, writing in part, "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."

Zombie's version of the 1978 horror classic is his third feature film as a director after 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects".

Zombie is also working on a boxed set for his previous band, WHITE ZOMBIE, as well as a solo live album.

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