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Simon West tapped to direct The Blob remake for Goldcrest Films

01.22.2015

It's been announced Goldcrest Films will co-produce a remake of 1958's THE BLOB. Simon West (THE EXPENDABLES 2, CON AIR) is directing the movie, and filming for it could start sometime this summer.

The original sci-fi horror movie starred Steve McQueen, and featured an alien amoeba from outer space that increased its size as it consumed people in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. A sequel called BEWARE! THE BLOB was released in 1972, and Chuck Russell directed the 1988 remake.

Simon West on his THE BLOB remake:

With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.

Although with today's technology it should be easy to make a menacing and realistic looking Blob, I am a little disappointed at least some practical effects won't be used to create the alien creature for the Simon West film. Are you down for a West directed remake of THE BLOB?

Simon West's WILD CARD starring Jason Statham, Stanley Tucci and Sofia Vergara will be released in theaters and on demand on January 30, 2015.

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2:21PM on 01/23/2015

I wonder...

What Rob zombies version would of been like, I know for sure it would of been twisted. I have a feeling this is going to be another cash in PG-13 POS film . I honestly hope it isn't and that it is R. The 80's remake was amazing.
What Rob zombies version would of been like, I know for sure it would of been twisted. I have a feeling this is going to be another cash in PG-13 POS film . I honestly hope it isn't and that it is R. The 80's remake was amazing.
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4:12AM on 01/23/2015
The Blob was already remade in the 80's, but I'm down for another if it's done right!
The Blob was already remade in the 80's, but I'm down for another if it's done right!
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9:08PM on 01/22/2015

I thought Rob Zombie was doing this at some point?

When I told a relitive of mine (a big Halloween fan) he remarked "the Blobs gonna have arms and legs and be named Fred."
When I told a relitive of mine (a big Halloween fan) he remarked "the Blobs gonna have arms and legs and be named Fred."
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6:55PM on 01/22/2015

Nope

He already failed with 'When A Stranger Calls'. There's no hope for this.
He already failed with 'When A Stranger Calls'. There's no hope for this.
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2:22PM on 01/23/2015
I hate youuuuu why did you have to remind me of that shit.
I hate youuuuu why did you have to remind me of that shit.
4:13PM on 01/22/2015
I've been waiting for someone to remake The Blob since the god damn 90s. But you're gonna tell me that a director with NO horror movie experience, and a Blob that doesn't even use SOME practical effects is somehow gonna be enjoyable to watch?? Give me a break.
I've been waiting for someone to remake The Blob since the god damn 90s. But you're gonna tell me that a director with NO horror movie experience, and a Blob that doesn't even use SOME practical effects is somehow gonna be enjoyable to watch?? Give me a break.
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12:13PM on 01/22/2015

With modern CGI

With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI

Fuck This.
With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI With modern CGI

Fuck This.
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12:12PM on 01/22/2015

We had a Blob Remake and it was AWESOME

They won't capture the magic of the original and they certainly won't capture the magic of the 80s remake.

This movie stands no chance. Odds are it will be The Blob vs The Military or some dumb shit as that seems to be what movie studios are pushing for these days. The Mummy vs US Air Force, Dracula vs The Marines and Creature From The Black Lagoon vs Navy Seals.
They won't capture the magic of the original and they certainly won't capture the magic of the 80s remake.

This movie stands no chance. Odds are it will be The Blob vs The Military or some dumb shit as that seems to be what movie studios are pushing for these days. The Mummy vs US Air Force, Dracula vs The Marines and Creature From The Black Lagoon vs Navy Seals.
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4:11PM on 01/22/2015
Hell, they won't even capture the magic of the little-known 70s remake
Hell, they won't even capture the magic of the little-known 70s remake
7:03AM on 01/23/2015
The 1972 film was a sequel to the 1958 original, not a remake. But good reminder of a lost classic :)
The 1972 film was a sequel to the 1958 original, not a remake. But good reminder of a lost classic :)
10:56AM on 01/22/2015

1988 all the way

No need for a new version
No need for a new version
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10:44AM on 01/22/2015
This is one remake that I can get behind with. The original movie was a great B movie popcorn fun. The 1988 (I think) remake is an entertaining B horror movie with great special effects too. Hopefully this remake can even do better.
This is one remake that I can get behind with. The original movie was a great B movie popcorn fun. The 1988 (I think) remake is an entertaining B horror movie with great special effects too. Hopefully this remake can even do better.
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12:14PM on 01/22/2015
With modern CGI

That alone should say "fuck it, we aren't putting any effort into this shit. Let's just make a movie where a CGI BLOB eats guys clothing to get as many teenage girls into theaters as possible.
With modern CGI

That alone should say "fuck it, we aren't putting any effort into this shit. Let's just make a movie where a CGI BLOB eats guys clothing to get as many teenage girls into theaters as possible.
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