Rob Zombie Says No Movie Is Too Sacred For A Remake
Rob Zombie was asked by Muse TV in a new interview if there were any movies that were too sacred to be remade. Zombie, who directed a remake of Halloween in 2007, replied, "No. Because I don't like thinking like that. Because if I thought like that, I'd go, well, they would have never made Dracula with (Bela) Lugosi, 'cause they would have stopped at (1922 silent film) Nosferatu. Then they would have never made Dracula with Christopher Lee, 'cause they would have said, 'Oh, you can't do…' I used to think more like that."
Zombie added, "If you do it for the wrong reasons, yeah, it'll be awful. But if you really do it for the right reasons, anything can work. I mean, some movies are hard -- like, I wouldn't wanna try to remake Jaws or The Shining or something, 'cause sometimes things have just become so iconic that it's not gonna happen. But . . . nothing's sacred."
Zombie, who was once involved with a remake of The Blob, told us that he's gotten plenty of offers to reboot classic horror films: ["I get a lot of scripts that are remakes. But so far none of it's been something that I wanted to do."] SOUNDCUE (:05 OC: . . . wanted to do.)
Zombie was interviewed on Monday night (September 16th) while on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his new thriller, 3 From Hell. The new movie is Zombie's seventh live-action feature and the sequel to Zombie's 2005 film The Devil's Rejects.