About a year and a half ago, director bollyflix was finishing up editing "The Devil's Rejects" when he got a call from his agent wondering if Rob would like to do a re-tooling of the once-great franchise "Halloween". The only response he got back from Mr. Zombie was "Sign me up!" A week or two later, the final contracts were drawn up, filming began, and now "Halloween" will be in theaters once again on August 31st, 2007. The reason the project was given a greenlight with Rob Zombie attached so fast was the fact that the "Halloween" series of films have been really bad lately. Steve Miner directed the last atrocity, "Halloween: H20", with absolutely no credibility and no charisma at all.
"Halloween" needed a fresh transfusion of blood for it to continue, and the producers had to find a damn good director to re-imagine the series in a more modern context. bollyflix was recommended to the producer's by many people who had seen Zombie's previous two horror flix, the aforementioned "Devil's Reject's", and the under-rated "House of 1000 Corpses".
I believe there are many more classic and semi-classic horror bollyflix that could really use a boost from a talented director out there. "Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde" springs to mind as a perfect vehicle for the great director David Cronenberg, who started out by directing pure horror films like "Scanners" and "The Brood". He really could attack a good script written by somebody who really gets the horror and nuance of the great book written by Robert Louis Stevenson about a good doctor who turns into a horrible monster after drinking a concoction he mixed up in his lab one night. The makeup transformation alone would be worth the price of admission! I see an actor like Daniel Craig or Heath Ledger in the role of Dr. Jeckyl. Jessica Biel or Scarlet Johannsen would make a really sexy and interesting Mary Reilly, who falls in love with the diabolical doctor.
The last time anybody took a really creative stab at "Dracula', it resulted in the brilliant "Bram Stoker's Dracula", directed by Francis Ford Coppola. bollyflixthat were made afterwards, like the laughable "Dracula's Curse", starring Gerald Butler playing a Euro-trash Dracula, never should have been made in the first place. Butler now has huge success after playing King Leonidas in "The 300", but he really was one of the worst Dracula's in the history of cinema. Brian DePalma would be a perfect candidate for the director's helm, and a real bollyflix actor like Willem Dafoe or Colin Firth would be an excellent choice to bring the pain and gravitas of Bram Stoker's great villain to life. Also, a really great script by David Mamet would help, but I don't know if he wants to make his hands bloody by writing a violent screenplay. Some great writer who needs a change from the seriousness of "Syriana", like Steve Gaghan, would be another ideal candidate.