Rob Zombie's third feature-length directorial effort, Halloween (following 2003's House of 1,000 Corpses and its 2005 follow-up The Devil's Rejects), will open in nearly 2,500 theaters this Friday. The folks at Dimension are apparently confident enough in how the film will perform that they want to keep Mr. Zombie around for a little while longer. According to a report in Variety, the former White Zombie front man has signed a deal with Dimension to write and direct two more movies for the company.

No word yet on what genre these films would fall into. I'd have to bet at least one of them will be a horror flick, but Zombie mentioned in an interview conducted by Cinematical's own Ryan Stewart that "I'd especially like to make some, you know, violent crime drama," but added "I don't know what's next." Whatever the films turn out to be, it's a pretty safe bet that neither will be a Halloween sequel as the director has been quite adamant about not coming back for another stab at the franchise. Zombie is quoted in the Variety piece as saying the agreement with Dimension is the "natural step in the evolution of my film career." Coming along for the ride will be Andy Gould, who will produce both pictures. Gould is Zombie's agent and and has served as his producing partner on all three of his films.
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