The bad buzz, the bad script reviews and one helluva bad vibe has caused Rob Zombie to come down with a case of fanboy fever -- yes, the internet fanboys are officially pissing him off. Basically, the whole what-to-do started when 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 a release date of August 31(because everyone likes to dress up and go trick-or-treating right around Labor Day) to stick by, what does Zombie do? How about delay everything and re-write the script? Now, we don't know 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 pushed back. Because of a script review for an (supposedly) old draft? I don't get it either, but something isn't right in Zombie land. Stay tuned, as Cinematical plans to follow this one straight down into the bizarre rabbit 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 are denying the rumors ... for now. I'm sure as soon as Zombie gets over his little temper tantrum we'll know what's really going on. Or not. But do you care either way?