Rob Zombie is replacing the director of photography of his last two features - Phil Parmet (The Devil's Rejects and Halloween) - with Brandon Trost for Halloween 2. They commence shooting on the sequel in Atlanta, Georgia on February 23rd for Dimension Films.
Trost has amassed a sizable list of credits in the cinematography and special effects departments. In the latter, he has worked as an FX assistant on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Scream 2. As a director of photography he shot Rob Hall's Lightning Bug, Jake Kennedy's Days of Darkness and, most recently, Crank 2: High Voltage.
Zombie has stated that this new sequel is going to be, when compared to the 2007 remake, different in the same fashion The Devil's Rejects is to its predecessor House of 1000 Corpses. Getting a new d.p., who's possibly going to bring to the table a new look to the film, is certainly one way to change things up.
Halloween 2 picked up immediately after the remake and finds Tyler Mane reprising his role as Michael Myers. More cast members will be announced shortly.