Rob Zombie caves to Critics?Meh
I thought Goon would beat me to the punch on this one, but since he hasnt done it yet I guess I will. Rob Zombie has according to internet rumors ( that it appears started at Bloody Disgusting ) has caved to the critics who are jumping all over his script for the Halloween remake and is apparently scrambling to do re-writes to cater to internet fanboys ( which by the way is a compliment and not an insult ). Other speculation has it that the script that was reviewed and started an uproar was an early draft. Either way, lots of confusion, and lots of rewriting is supposedly going on. Just as a point of revisiting the earlier controversy, here is a recap of where we are at.
AICN post's a script review lambasting the film, a shitload of blogs pick up on it and carry a similar story. I should probably interject rightfully so. If a script seems lame to you, blog about it. I know I do. But Rob Zombie got VERY upset since alot of people took AICN as the bible of horror goodness, and jumped on board without ever seeing a script. Rob Zombie then comes out swinging, saying quote:
"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. Do you really go through life influenced by the thoughts of others that easily?
Anyway, things change so much in a movie, from moment to moment, from second to second that all I can say is : see it for yourself and figure out if you like it or not. Really who gives a fuck what someone else thinks? Everybody likes different shit for differenet reasons. But deciding that you hate or love something that doesn't even exsist yet? Well, that a little ridiculous."
And now he is somehow backing down and rewriting his script? I am really confused at this point. I know Rob is not doing a remake, he is doing a restart to the franchise. Will die hard fans be upset? Hell yes they will. Is it a cool idea? Hell yes it is, better then a cheesy ass knockoff, sequel, prequel or WB channel remake. But for him to come out so strongly in defense of his film, and then to back down and do re-writes just doesnt work out to be good math for me. Stay tuned as the saga continues. The good news for Rob is we are all talking about his film every day of the week as 9021Hall-0-ween continnues.