According to Quint over at AICN, at least. And I see no reason to doubt the man.
He holds hope that the draft he read was a very, very early draft, but I doubt much will change. As it stands, it bares zero resemblance to the Halloween that John Carpenter gifted upon the world. The movie that can draw thousands and thousands of people from across the world to conventions in its honor. The movie that changed decades of film to follow.
None of that can be even glimpsed in the script, from what Quint related. There are what I would consider very minor spoilers in his script review (minor in the sense that they are mere character traits), so feel free to read it without worry that every page of the film be revealed.
And then feel free to hate Rob Zombie. He, quite literally, removed the defining factor of Halloween’s original script and the resulting shed, dead husk is quite unappealing.
As far as I’m concerned, and unless Quint gets his hands on a drastically altered shooting draft, Rob Zombie’s Halloween is dead to me. It doesn’t matter who he casts as what, it all starts with the script and, in this case, clearly ends with the script.
But, hey, at least it has gallons of nudity. Because that is what defines good horror.