Released in 1958, The Blob is one of those rare horror movies that was bested by its remake, directed by Chuck Russell and released exactly 30 years later. Now, another remake is headed our way, and a director has just been gobbled up by the mass of pink slime.
Deadline reports today that Goldcrest Films is set to co-produce a modern day update of the 1958 horror/sci-fi classic, and they’ve just hired Simon West to direct. West’s previous directing credits include Con Air, The Expendables 2 and 2006’s… uh oh… shit… he directed the When a Stranger Calls remake, didn’t he?
“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob,” said West. “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.”
“Simon West has a unique gift for blending cutting edge effects, awesome visual spectacle and a hint of humor. He’s the perfect choice to re-imagine The Blob and we’re so excited to be partnering with him,” added Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest.
Back in 2009, Rob Zombie was at the helm of a Blob remake of his own, though it’s one of many projects he’s been attached to that never got off the ground.