The Victor Halperin directed original about an engaged couple who fall prey to a wealthy man's ill-conceived wife snatching plot is fitting source material for Hooper, who has always favored family centered horror. There is no word yet on whether a Hooper led White Zombie will keep the Haitian setting or opt for a distinctly more American backdrop for the tale of a jealous man who employs a witch doctor to make a zombie out of his unrequited love. There's also no hints as to who Hooper could find to fill the shoes of genre legend Bela Lugosi, but I'd like to just toss out Benecio Del Toro. He's already busy revisiting a popular monster from the black and white era, why not just give him the set?
Also, am I the only one who gets a kick out of the unexpected cycle at hand? Macabre cinema like the original White Zombie helps Hooper fall in love with horror films. He makes TCM, which in turn helps breed John Carpenter's Halloween a few years later. A few decades or so later and Zombie is remaking Halloween, which owes its heritage to Hooper's favorite power tool. Two Zombie Halloweens later and Hooper is remaking the namesake that made Rob Zombie famous in the first place. Incredibly unconnected events but kinda cool if you ask me.