Just got this e-mail from the Weinstein Company re-confirming that Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN is slated to open wide in theatres on August 31, 2007 via Dimension Films. So I guess the rumors of "production delays" are now dead.
The e-mail also stated:
"Zombie's vision of this film is an entirely new take on the
legend and will satisfy fans of the classic "Halloween" legacy while
beginning a new chapter in the
Michael Myers saga. This new movie will not only appeal to horror fans, but
to a wider movie-going audience as well. It will not be a copycat of any
in the "Halloween" franchise." I hope they're right!
And in related stabs, in case you didn't catch it, Rob Zombie's Halloween Page recently revealed that Richmond Arquette, from THE TRIPPER and genre fav Tom Towles from HENRY have both joined the cast of HALLOWEEN. Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN is presently in production.