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Simon West discusses The Blob remake, calls it a 'monster movie'

03.11.2015by: Kevin Woods

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In January, it was revealed that EXPENDABLES 2 director Simon West had signed on to direct a remake of the sci-fi classic THE BLOB, and it was only yesterday when we brought you some words from West shared a quick update that included a bit about where they stand on the new creature design. Now the folks at Den of Geek have gotten a few more words from West about his take on THE BLOB where the director shared...

"Yeah, it's definitely going to be on a much bigger canvas than the originals, which were much more small, niche genre horror movies. My version of The Blob's going to be more sci-fi."

West describes his film as being akin to ALIEN and PREDATOR, a comparison we've heard earlier.

"The blob itself will be more sophisticated, more along the lines of Alien and Predator and things like that - much more science-based, the way Jurassic Park made you believe you could bring back dinosaurs with a bit of DNA from a mosquito. This will be much more explained on where the blob comes from and how it works. It'll be a much more sophisticated creature - because it is a monster movie rather than a horror in that sense."

West also says this version of THE BLOB will be "more of an invasion movie", and went on to state...

"This thing's come from another planet, and also, we don't know how many there are. It's fun at the moment - while I'm prepping this other film, The Blob is a bit longer term. I'm having a lot of designing this creature, what its talents are, its attributes, how you can think you've defeated it, but you haven't. It's fun inventing a creature like that - like the new Alien or the new Predator."

Producers are Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (SILENT NIGHT). Korea’s Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation are co-financing with Goldcrest. The 1958 film’s producer, Jack H Harris, will exec produce along with Judith Parker Harris, Shara Kay, and Laurence Freed.

More on THE BLOB as we hear it!

Source: Den of Geek

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