LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Los Angeles-based Dimension Films has given the green light to musician/director Rob Zombie to direct the newest "Halloween" film.
Moviehole.net reports that Zombie will treat the film, due out in October 2007, as a prequel and a remake of the original John Carpenter film.
"Call it a remake, an update, a re-imagining or whatever, but one thing that for sure is this is a whole new start," Zombie told fans on his MySpace blog, it was reported.
The concept comes years after numerous attempts to produce the ninth movie in the horror franchise have fallen apart for a variety of reasons.
"His vision for this new 'Halloween' is spectacular and I am thrilled to be collaborating with him," Bob Weinstein, co-founder of Dimension's parent company the Weinstein Co., said to Moviehole.net.