1978 cult horror film is to be revisited

Rob Zombie is directing a remake of the 1978 horror classic ’Halloween’.

The film will be released in the US on October 19, 2007 and will be his directorial follow up to 2005’s ’The Devil’s Rejects’ and 2003’s ’House of 1000 Corpses’.

The former White Zombie singer said that the film would not just be a remake of the original.

He told Yahoo: “I basically went back and just came up with the idea of basically — not essentially a remake, but a very extended prequel sort of combined with an update, say, of the first film.

“You’re starting from scratch but in sort of a more detailed way. That’s the way I thought it would be exciting for fans of the original, because it’s not just the same old thing, and it would be exciting for people that never saw the original.”

The singer is also set to contribute a story to the forthcoming graphic novel ’Spookshow International’.