Zombie has his panties in a bunch
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Jan. 18th, 2007 | 01:23 pm
posted by: pendamuse in the_overlook
The bad buzz, the bad script reviews and one helluva bad vibe has caused Rob Zombieto come down with a case of fanboy fever -- yes, the internet fanboysare officially pissing him off. Basically, the whole what-to-do startedwhen AICN ripped into Zombie's script for the latest Halloween installment (a so-called "re-imagining" of the entire franchise). However, Fangoria followed that up with a review that praised Zombie's script -- but, apparently, the damage had already been done. The musician-turned-director went kind of ballistic on his MySpace page, saying (in part): "This is crazy. Do you really go through life influenced by the thoughts of others that easily?"
So, with casting just about done, a production schedule set and arelease date of August 31(because everyone likes to dress up and gotrick-or-treating right around Labor Day) to stick by, what does Zombiedo? How about delay everything and re-write the script? Now, we don'tknow that for sure -- Bloody Disgusting is only going by "industry buzz" at the moment-- but there's a strong possibility the entire film could be pushedback. Because of a script review for an (supposedly) old draft? I don'tget it either, but something isn't right in Zombie land. Stay tuned, asCinematical plans to follow this one straight down into the bizarrerabbit hole it's decided to hide.
In related news, BD also has the scoop on who may or may not be cast as the memorable Laurie Strode (originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis). Two names are surfacing at the moment: Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead) and Agnes Bruckner (The Woods, Blood and Chocolate).As per usual, everyone close to Booth, Bruckner and the film itself aredenying the rumors ... for now. I'm sure as soon as Zombie gets overhis little temper tantrum we'll know what's really going on. Or not. But do you care either way?