Though director Rob Zombie has stated that he's done with the Halloween franchise following this summer's re-imagining of John Carpenter's original 1978 film, that will not stop Dimension from moving forward with additional sequels IF Zombie's version does well at the box office. Of course, this means that whoever doesn't die in the film might be needed for a second, or third, or fourth, or fifth, or sixth, or seventh, or eighth film. In speaking with Rotten Tomatoes, Malcolm McDowell (who's taken over for the late Donald Pleasence in the role of Dr. Loomis) informed them that, should a sequel happen, he'll most definitely be there. He says, "I've signed for three. How about that? They obviously think it's going to be a big hit."

Funnily enough, McDowell had never seen a Halloween film prior to filming; in fact, when he asked Zombie whether he should watch one, the director told him not to. On how he feels people will react to his Loomis, McDowell notes, " ... it's a reinvention of it and he is completely different, my Loomis, I presume. So I guess there will be some people that will be sort of disappointed if they think I'm just going to copy him because I'm not." Based on the little bit of Loomis dialogue in the trailer, I'm confident he'll do a fine job in the role. I'm a little pissed the film isn't coming out on Halloween; then again, it might be better to enjoy whatever goodies Zombie has planned for the DVD while I'm scarfing down the candy I didn't hand out to those kids. (Wait, someone knocked on the door? I didn't hear them.) Halloween arrives in theaters on August 31 -- Labor Day weekend will never be the same ...

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