Fifty seven years after the original ‘The Blob’ was released, the horror classic is getting a remake. This is not ‘The Blob’s first remake. 30 years ago Chuck Russell’s version was unleashed on the world.
Now Simon West is set to direct the updated version about the killer goo. West has already directed some big name titles like ‘Con Air’, ‘The Expendibles 2’, ‘The Mechanic’, and ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider’. West has proved he can do action well.
Goldcrest Films will produce the ‘The Blob’. Neither the cast list or release date have been released yet.
The original 1958 ‘The Blob’ about an alien life form that consumes everything in it’s path as it continues to grow, was written by Theodore Simonson and Kay Linaker. The movie was directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and Russell S. Doughten Jr. and starred Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut and Earl Rowe.
With today’s CGI technology I think the remake of ‘The Blob’ has the potential to be a great movie. A lot of people have never seen ‘The Blob’ and to be honest we haven’t seen the idea copied over an over and over like most of the remakes and reboots of horror movies being made these days. The story itself is full of destruction and death, just how we like our horror movies. I can’t wait to see what they cook up for this movie.
The trailer for the original (1958) ‘The Blob’.