Will Rob Zombie and H2 save the Weinstein's from Financial Collapse

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Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting The Weinstein Company is on the verge of financial collapse and only the box-office returns for Rob Zombie’s H2 can save them. According to Finke’s inside sources, TWC only has enough cash reserves to stay afloat until August. In a desperate attempt to save the company, the Weinstein brothers are pulling all of their films from release in order to have enough capital to advertise and distribute Inglorious Bastards and H2. Early reports stated the company’s hopes rested on Tarantino’s WWII film, but the latest update claims the future of the company is riding on Zombie’s sequel. The fate of Forest Whitaker’s Hurricane Season and the big budget Shanghai is in limbo until the company sees the box-office returns for H2.

Zombie has been criticized lately for his drip, drip, drip, approach of releasing information about H2 on the internet. It may annoy fans, but it’s a cheap way of keeping the film’s name alive. Zombie’s actions are much more understandable when one considers the film may have a very limited advertising budget. Making matters worse for Zombie, TWC is releasing IB on August 21, just one week before H2 is set to debut. He’s getting hit with competition from the same company that produced H2.

Check out www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/update-more-on-weinstein-co-meltdown/ for the original article concerning the H2 revelations. There are links to the first two articles concerning TWC’s money woes at the bottom of Finke’s post. Also, Tarantino fans will learn why IB might get butchered worse than one of Michael Myers’ victims.

If you take nothing else from this article, Retro Slasher fans, realize this: The fate of a major Hollywood studio rests in the hands of slasher fans. (Insert your own demonic or evil genius laugh here.)

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7 Responses to “ Will Rob Zombie and H2 save the Weinstein's from Financial Collapse ”

  1. Is that another reason NOT to see H2? Lol

  2. (He-man style) I HAVE THE POWER!

  3. i will see the movie 540386903746094 times to save the company!

  4. To: Weinstein Company/Rob Cummings

    To: Robert Bartleh Cummings (A.K.A. Rob Zombie)
    CC: Malek Akkad, Bob & Harvey Weinstein
    Weinstein Company LLC
    345 Hudson St., 13th Fl.
    New York, NY 10014

    RE: Rob Zombies Halloween 2

    We, the undersigned, ask that Robert Bartleh Cummings (A.K.A. Rob Zombie), director of Weinstein Company/ Dimension Films upcoming motion picture H2: Halloween 2 reconsider the decision to take the sequel of the re-visioning of Halloween and The Halloween Franchise in the direction in which it has been directed.

    We feel that Rob Zombies 2007 Re-visioning of Halloween took the film and franchise in a wrong but still salvageable direction. From the information provided by Robert Cummings on the sequel to that motion picture and the trailer released to the internet on youtube.com and movies.yahoo.com. It is clear that he is taking the Halloween franchise further down the spiral from which many fans feel there will be no return.

    We feel that from the scenes of the trailer and information provided the film looks to be a mimic of a few combined horror motion pictures. We also feel that his casting of Sheri Lyn Skurkis (A.K.A. Sheri Moon Zombie) is not based on acting ability or merit, but due only to the fact he must cast his spouse in every motion picture he directs. Sheri Moon should be omitted from the cast and those scenes be corrected.

    Another major concern for us fans is that it has been reported by Robert Cummings, other cast and news that Michael Myers will not be wearing the classic William Shatner based mask or any altered or re-envisioned concept of that mask for 70% of the feature motion picture.

    We the fans ask that Mr. Cummings re-write and re-shoot the film with the deletion of the mentioned scenes and/or plot. We feel that Michael Myers is 100% evil without cause and should be left at that conclusion. If the film is released as it now stands it will without a doubt destroy the entire franchise and become a mockery of what Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Moustapha Akkad, Tommy Lee Wallace and so many others have immortalized in horror motion picture history.

    Sincerely,
    Halloween Fans
    http://www.petitiononline.com/robzh2/petition.html

  5. Why do people insist on spamming the same crap time and time again? What relevance does this have to the article?

  6. Not to mention the film has wrapped and is in post production. Do they think this petition will convince the film company to scrap the 20 million they have surely spent on the picture thus far? I think not and these people are wasting their time. If they are that dead set against the sequels or re-imagining of the first one – THEN DON’T WATCH THEM!!! The originals are not vanishing because a remake was done.

  7. That’s a good point there, Christopher. Whilst I think the remake bandwagon is getting a little out of hand there will always be the originals. And since when has a studio ever given a crap about an online petition. They didn’t decide to make H2 because it was artistically or sociologically relevant, they did it because some producers would have had a meeting and decided it was a good business concept, so a few fanboys bitching about it won’t change their mind. And I REALLY hate spammers!

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