Simon West to direct the remake of The Blob; production begins this summer

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It's long been rumored that we'd one day see another remake of the 1958 horror/sci-fi classic THE BLOB, and at one point rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie was considering tackling the project. Those days have past but interest in bringing the gelatinous alien goo has never waned. Now Deadline is reporting that Goldcrest Films is set to co-produce an update of the classic film with Simon West (EXPENDABLES 2) set to direct with principal photography eyed for this summer.

The original film, which was released by Paramount, starred a young Steve McQueen. The story sees a gelatinous alien life-form emerge from a crashed meteor and begin to ooze through Downtingon, Pennsylvania, eating the townsfolk as it goes. Chuck Russell helmed an excellent remake in 1988.

West shared his enthusiasm for THE BLOB remake, stating...

“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.”

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.

So how does this news hit ya? Are you stoked for another remake of THE BLOB? Hit us with your thoughts below.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think there's any chance this new version of THE BLOB can top Chuck Russell's 1988 version?
Source: Deadline



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