Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of director Simon West's upcoming remake of the sci-fi alien monster movie The Blob. The original 1958 classic centered on a blob-like alien life-form that threatens a small town.
According to a press release, Jackson will play a biochemistry professor who will stand up against the other-worldly predator that was discovered deep within the earth, and he'll try to stop it from causing complete destruction.
This movie totally seems like a project that Jackson would be excited to be a part of.
West said this is a statement:
“I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career. He is a unique talent in the industry, definitely one of a kind. I am so pleased that we will finally get to collaborate on this project.”
Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest Films added:
“Samuel L. Jackson has a reputation for thrilling audiences in commercial movies that deliver real box office success – this is a huge boost to our distribution partners and just adds to the excitement that is building around the picture."
More casting is expected to follow in the near future so stay tuned for that. I also think it's pretty cool that Jack Harris, the 96-year-old producer of the original film, is also producing the remake as well.