"It eats you alive!" The cult classic sci-fi/horror film The Blob is going to get the remake treatment... again. This time it will be developed by action director Simon West, who has given us films such as Con Air, Tomb Raider, and The Expendables 2.
The original movie was released in 1958, it starred Steve MQueen, and I'm a big fan of it. I enjoy watching those old sci-fi and horror flicks. In 1972 a very low-budget sequel was made called Beware! The Blob, which was wonderfully terrible. Then in 1988 there was a remake of The Blob that was co-written by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead), which wasn't very good, and it completely bombed at the box office
This latest remake could start shooting this summer, and this is what West is looking to do with it:
“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. 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.”
The story centers around gelatinous alien life-form that emerges from a crashed meteor and begins to ooze through Downingtown, Pennsylvania, devouring the people as it goes.
Since they are going to do this, I do hope that they give it that classic 1950s sci-fi/horror movie vibe. I would love for this movie to be set in the 1950s. It would make the film so much more awesome. I'm not a big fan of taking old-school movies like this and putting them in a modern setting. Give us that cool retro feel!