So, what does one call the sequel to a film that was a remake of an original movie without the new sequel being a remake of the original film’s sequel? A “requel”?
Whatever nomenclature we wind up using, we better think it up quick. Rob Zombie has signed to direct a sequel top his 2007 remake of the classic John Carpenter slasher film. The new film will go in its own story direction and not be a remake of the first sequel in the long-running franchise.
Hopefully, Zombie will be able to find a stronger, more stable voice for this picture than he did in the first one. I found his version of Halloween to be frustrating in its insistence on swinging back and forth between some interesting exploration of the damaged psychology of the crazed killer Michael Myers and Zombie’s insistence on remounting many of the original film’s classic set pieces.