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Rob Zombie remaking Weekend at Bernies...as a horror movie

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Zombie To Do Zombie Take On "Weekend at Bernie's"

Rob Zombie is no stranger to gruesome exploitation horror, and don't think he's through re-interpreting classic (or not so classic) films. The 2007 release of "Halloween" showed a more grisly and "hardcore" version of the iconic Michael Myers. So... what's next for Bernie Lomax? Rue Morgue had an opportunity to sit with writer/director Rob Zombie to discuss that very question.

RUE MORGUE: "Weekend at Bernies?"

ROB ZOMBIE: Yeah, why the hell not? It's not what you're thinking though, it's going to be something completely different. A bit out there, but **** it, lets do it.

RM: You've said in recent interviews that you wanted to stray from the horror genre, but comedy seems so far from what we're used to seeing you do.

RZ: No, this is the great part about it. It's going to be straight up horror! My goal is to make something a bit campy and surreal, but terrifying at the same time. Bernie has potential to be one messed up character, and I'm going to bring that out in him. This is not the Bernie you're used to seeing, it's going to be graphic and bloody. He's out to kill.

RM: The franchise has been dead since the early 90's. How do you plan on bringing Bernie back without him looking more like a zombie than a real, living person.

RZ: That's the idea. Bernie is back from the grave. Yeah man, don't laugh yet, it's going to kick ass. My Bernie has got balls (laughs).

RM: Any returning actors? You can't have a "Weekend at Bernie's" without...

RZ: Terry Kiser! Yeah, I've talked to Terry and he's real excited about it. I showed him my outline and he's on board with me 100 percent. I obviously wouldn't want anybody else playing Bernie. This isn't a remake, it's a sequel. I've spoken with MGM, who owns the rights to the franchise, and they really want to to do it. I have complete creative control over this one.

RM: What can fans expect this time around?

RZ: Don't laugh quite yet. But Bernie is brutal in this film. It's going to be a stretch, but "Weekend at Bernie's" has gone horror.
 
Why does the title say "Zombie remaking Weekend" when he clearly states in the interview that it is not a remake, but a sequel? Just wondering.

Anyway, this could turn out cool.
 
definatly a "Wtf" moment right here....


im intriguied (spelling < :()
 
this sounds like it'll either be really unintentionally (maybe a little intentionally) funny, or actually a good horror movie...I'm there :o
 
Dude Weekend at Bernie's is one of my favorite films of the 80;'s. I know that is terrible to admit but I am not of sight or mind right now so why not?
 
Oh man, this could be so awesome. I'm pretty tempted to go watch the original right now. Yes, I actually own it. :woot:
 
Now THIS is the type of remake I can actually get behind.
 
Zombie must have a good idea if he is really gonna make this.
 
Zombie To Do Zombie Take On "Weekend at Bernie's"

Rob Zombie is no stranger to gruesome exploitation horror, and don't think he's through re-interpreting classic (or not so classic) films. The 2007 release of "Halloween" showed a more grisly and "hardcore" version of the iconic Michael Myers. So... what's next for Bernie Lomax? Rue Morgue had an opportunity to sit with writer/director Rob Zombie to discuss that very question.

RUE MORGUE: "Weekend at Bernies?"

ROB ZOMBIE: Yeah, why the hell not? It's not what you're thinking though, it's going to be something completely different. A bit out there, but **** it, lets do it.

RM: You've said in recent interviews that you wanted to stray from the horror genre, but comedy seems so far from what we're used to seeing you do.

RZ: No, this is the great part about it. It's going to be straight up horror! My goal is to make something a bit campy and surreal, but terrifying at the same time. Bernie has potential to be one messed up character, and I'm going to bring that out in him. This is not the Bernie you're used to seeing, it's going to be graphic and bloody. He's out to kill.

RM: The franchise has been dead since the early 90's. How do you plan on bringing Bernie back without him looking more like a zombie than a real, living person.

RZ: That's the idea. Bernie is back from the grave. Yeah man, don't laugh yet, it's going to kick ass. My Bernie has got balls (laughs).

RM: Any returning actors? You can't have a "Weekend at Bernie's" without...

RZ: Terry Kiser! Yeah, I've talked to Terry and he's real excited about it. I showed him my outline and he's on board with me 100 percent. I obviously wouldn't want anybody else playing Bernie. This isn't a remake, it's a sequel. I've spoken with MGM, who owns the rights to the franchise, and they really want to to do it. I have complete creative control over this one.

RM: What can fans expect this time around?

RZ: Don't laugh quite yet. But Bernie is brutal in this film. It's going to be a stretch, but "Weekend at Bernie's" has gone horror.
Is this real?:wow:
 
Dammit- WHY is he doing remakes now has he run out of ideas?!
 
There are remakes/sequels that should be done and their are some that should be erased from existence...

this should be done.
 
This isn't a remake people... it clearly says it's a sequel in the article...
 

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