October 30, 2009
Posted: 12:22 PM ET
(CNN) Don't bother complaining to Rob Zombie about how Hollywood's out of original ideas and keeps remaking old movies.
The director of the reworked "Halloween" and "Halloween 2" - whose future plans include the possibility of a new take on 1958's "The Blob" - will probably agree with you.
"I used to be one of those people - and still sort of am," said Zombie, the rocker/director whose "Halloween 2" is set to be re-released in about 1,000 theaters this weekend in honor of its namesake holiday. "But, unfortunately, I don't run Hollywood, so I kind of have to look at what's there and go, 'Well, OK, this is how they want to do things and I want to make movies.'
"So I try to do what I tried to with 'Halloween' - take something and as much turn it into my own thing as possible."
Zombie, whose "House of 1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" became instant cult favorites, called Hollywood "a scared town" where, especially in tough economic times, studios want to put money behind what they think is a sure bet.
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