Simon West tapped to direct The Blob remake for Goldcrest Films

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.

Source: Deadline



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