In case you were wondering if the remake/reboot train was slowing down any time soon, we can assure you that it’s not. New installments of the Friday the 13th, Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchises are merely the tip of the iceberg, and The Blob is also on the ole chopping block.
Originally made in 1958 and then remade in 1988, The Blob is once again getting a fresh new remake, with Con Air director Simon West in the director’s chair. West just dropped some very interesting tidbits about the film, which indicate that it will take the franchise in a bold new direction.
“It’s going to be much more sci-fi than the original,” West told Screen Relish. “It’s a bigger scale type of movie. It’s more ALIEN meets PREDATOR and designing the creature is a long and involved process cause its very sophisticated. It’s not going to be the goo pouring through windows. So, that’s taking a while to design and construct that.”
Of course, the titular Blob was a gelatinous mass in both of the film’s previous versions, so the idea of that creature becoming a bipedal monster is certainly an interesting one. You’ve perked my ears up, Mr. West.
“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob,” West noted in a previous interview. “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.”
If pre-production goes as planned, The Blob will begin shooting by October of this year.