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Halloween 3: “I’m definitely not directing it” says Rob Zombie

Lords Of Salem director Rob Zombie opts out of Halloween 3 and defends Halloween 2

Rob Zombie Halloween 3

Rob Zombie Halloween 3
Rob Zombie on the set of 2007’s Halloween reboot

Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow for a future issue, House Of 1,000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects director Rob Zombie offered an update on the long mooted third film in his Halloween reboot series.

“I don’t think they are doing anything with Halloween at the moment,” said Zombie. “That is the last thing that I heard – and I’m definitely not directing it if they ever do go ahead with a third movie.”

Perhaps motivated by the drubbing he received for 2009’s Halloween 2, Zombie remains defensive of the often criticised sequel.

“I love that movie,” says Zombie. “I think it is a great movie. But I wish it had a different title. If it was called something else then people might have watched it and accepted it for what it was. Instead, because it was called Halloween 2, people were saying ‘How can you do this when it is supposed to be that?’ Although as time has gone by some fans have told me that they like it, and that it is one of their favourites from the franchise.

“I think because it was a Halloween sequel people had a preconceived idea of what it was supposed to be.”

Rob Zombie’s Lords Of Salem is in cinemas 26 April 2013. Buy Halloween Uncut on DVD for £17.99 from Amazon.co.uk.