Malcolm, with your role in Halloween are you paying homage to Donald Pleasence?
Malcolm McDowell: No, I have to tell you that I've never seen Halloween 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. I must be one of the only people on the planet, I think, never to have seen any of the films, and I'm so glad because I asked the director, Rob Zombie, who is a wonderful director, if he thought I should see them. He said, "No, better not." Of course I knew Donald Pleasence, and a brilliant actor he was with that wonderful, sinister kind of thing of his. I could imagine him playing Loomis, of course, with that sinister kind of thing that he has... its a new look. Its a reinvention of it. He is completely different, my Loomis, I presume. I guess there will be some people who will be sort of disappointed if they think I'm just gonna copy him because I'm not.
There were actually 8 Halloween's before this.
Malcolm McDowell: Well, I'm obviously talking to an expert. I've signed for 3, howabout that?
Malcolm McDowell: They obviously think its gonna be a big hit.
Halloween his theaters August 31 from Dimension Films.