Concept Art for Rob Zombie's Discarded Remake of THE BLOB
After Rob Zombie remade Halloween, he started developing a remake of the classic 1958 horror film The Blob. While he was developing the project, he brought concept artist Alex Horley on board to create some key art for the film and give the film a look, style, and tone.
A couple pieces of that concept art have surfaced online showing what Zombie was planning before he eventually abandoned the project. This gives us an idea of we could have expected from Zombie, and as you can see, it definitely would have had his signature style.
As you might imagine, the film would have starred Sheri Moon Zombie, and as you can see, it looks like the film would have features human blob mutations.
When previously taking about the project with The Playlist, Zombie talked about his serious take on the story, saying:
"It was different 'cause I thought just a giant blobby thing might just seem funny so there was some twist on that. It was dead serious. I was almost like a dark science fiction film, but it was serious."
He went on to talk about how when he started working on the project, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to do another remake:
"I was dealing with people on the movie, even though I was on the fence about doing anything that was considered a remake again. I really didn’t like the idea of that, but just as I went down the road further with the producers and the guys that owned the property, I didn’t feel good about the situation and I just walked away from it. My gut told me this was not a good place to be."
When talking about his feelings about developing remakes, he told GamesRadar:
“To be honest, I would rather be doing my own thing. But I am still proud of both Halloween movies. I prefer the second one, which might surprise people. But the problem is that when you do a remake you can never get a true judgment on what it is you have done. I think it’s the same deal when someone remakes A Nightmare on Elm Street or anything else – it’s just too hard to completely break the formula."
He makes a good point there about remakes. It looks like Zombie’s The Blob would have certainly been interesting. In the end, he probably made the right decision to not remake the movie. But who knows, it might have turned out better than his other film projects.