Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
The perpetually busy Samuel L. Jackson has lined up his next gig. He’s become the first actor to join The Blob, a remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic. Simon West (Con Air) is directing. More details on the Samuel L Jackson The Blob casting after the jump. Read More »
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.
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The Blob has been one of horror’s most enduring enemies for decades. The unforgiving, gelatinous destructor first oozed into the public consciousness in 1958. Thirty years later, it was remade. Now, nearly thirty years after that, The Blob is back for the 21st century.
Simon West, the director of Con Air and Tomb Raider, is attached to make a new version The Blob. Filming will start this summer. Get The Blob remake details below. Read More »
Not long ago, Rob Zombie said that he’d soon be announcing his next directorial project. And now the info is out. It isn’t the remake of The Blob, nor Tyrannosaurus Rex. No, it’s a film called The Lords of Salem, about what unfolds when an group of witches plague modern-day Salem. Read More »
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Just when I was hoping that Rob Zombie would step away from remakes/sequels, and return to direct an original project, we’ve learned that the rock musician turned filmmaker has signed on to write, direct, and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob.
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