The Blob

A few months back, news broke that Con Air director Simon West was going to be remaking The Blob. It sounded like a smart move as The Blob is a horror franchise that’s somehow simultaneously incredibly well-known, but also not incredibly popular. Everyone has heard of it and knows the premise just based on the title, but the number of people who actually champion the films is much smaller. That’s just the right formula for a remake.

Now, the director has explained a few more details about his Blob remake. He compares the Blob itself to the villains of the Alien and Predator franchises and says, in the same way dinosaurs are made believable in Jurassic Park, The Blob will be believable in this. Read more about the Blob remake below.

West was talking to Den of Geek when he talked about The Blob remake:

Yeah, it’s definitely going to be on a much bigger canvas than the originals, which were much more small, niche genre horror movies. My version of The Blob’s going to be more sci-fi….The blob itself will be more sophisticated, more along the lines of Alien and Predator and things like that – much more science-based, the way Jurassic Park made you believe you could bring back dinosaurs with a bit of DNA from a mosquito. This will be much more explained on where the blob comes from and how it works. It’ll be a much more sophisticated creature – because it is a monster movie rather than a horror in that sense.

He also said the remake will be an invasion film and he’s going to make another movie before he gets to The Blob. So it’s still a way out. Read more at the above link.

The fact the remake will be giving the Blob as backstory isn’t a surprise. That’s the modus operandi of practically every single modern remake. What is a surprise is the fact West feels the film benefits from that. There’s obviously a way to do it – and maybe he’ll be successful – but isn’t a nameless, faceless terror even more frightening? What do you think about this news on the Blob remake?

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