Dimension Films and Rob Zombie are teaming up again for another installment of his reboot of the Halloween series.

Zombie will write and direct H2, the sequel to his 2007 remake. Production will begin in March and the film is scheduled for release in October 2009.

H2 will continue where Halloween 2007 left off, following the aftermath of Michael Myers’ near-death experience after he went on a killing spree with his estranged sister as its prime target.

Instead of following the story John Carpenter, the Halloween series’ original creator, came up with, Zombie made the series his own and treated Myers as a clinical psychopath versus an outright evildoer.

The film grossed $60 million domestically in 2007.

When originally asked to do a sequel, Zombie said no, but has since changed his mind:

“I was so burned out. (But) I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again,” Zombie said. “Now, we’ll be hauling ass, and that’s the problem making a movie called Halloween: If you come out Nov. 1 or after, nobody cares. If it was called anything else, I’d be fine.”

Malek Akkad, son of Moustapha Akkad, who was the producer for the 1978 Halloween, will produce with Spectacle Entertainment’s Andy Gould.

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