ROB ZOMBIE's 'H2': Sneak Peek At MICHAEL MYERS' New Mask

Wayne Toth, creator of special makeup effects for countless films, including Rob Zombie's "Halloween", "House of 1000 Corpses", "The Devil's Rejects", "From Dusk til Dawn", "Army of Darkness" and many more, is back to work creating the "latest and greatest" version of Michael Myers for Zombie's upcoming "Halloween" sequel, tentatively titled "H2". Rob says, "If you thought Michael was fucked before, you ain't seen nothing yet! He is bigger, meaner and more psycho than Dr. Loomis ever thought possible."

Some of the early photos of the mask in its clay sculpt form can be viewed below.

According to The Pulse of Radio, Rob Zombie's little brother, POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider, spoke with his sibling about his return to the director's chair for "H2". In an interview at Fearnet, where Spider is a contributor, Zombie that his decision to return to the franchise "took me by surprise," explaining, "After finishing 'Halloween', I was so burnt out that I had no desire to do it again. For some reason, 'Halloween' was one of those shoots that was stressful and crazed from day one. Everything was a struggle and a problem. So when it was done I was ready to be done. Then time goes by, you regenerate, forget and the idea of a sequel seems okay... I love my version of the characters and can't wait to take them further."

Zombie said that "H2" will be different from "Halloween". By comparison he cited his second film, 2005's "The Devil's Rejects", which was a semi-sequel to his directorial debut, 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses", but a very dissimilar film.

Zombie added that Tyler Mane would return as serial killer Michael Myers, and that he was in talks with stars Scout Taylor-Compton and Malcolm McDowell to reprise their roles as well.

"H2" is scheduled to begin shooting on March 9, 2009 and will be released — when else? — right around Halloween.

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