The Blob


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When a band of miners uncover something hidden deep beneath the earth they unwittingly unleash a hideous creature beyond imagination. Now the townsfolk must fightback, before it destroys everything.

CURRENT STATUS: 
In Development
When a band of miners uncover something hidden deep beneath the earth they unwittingly unleash a hideous creature beyond imagination. Now the townsfolk must fightback, before it destroys everything.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Remakes

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Goldcrest Films
Richard Saperstein
Brian Witten
Taewon Entertainment
A-List Corporation 
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
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REVIEW
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DIRECTED BY
Simon West
WRITTEN BY
N/A
STARRING
Samuel L. Jackson
Halle Berry (rumored)

PROJECT DETAILS
  • It looks like the news about the film moving into pre-production already was simply a rumor, as director Simon West revealed in an interview he conducted a month ago that he's still not sure what he's doing next, saying: "I am not sure what I am doing next but I would eventually like to make The Blob. I am usually working on 3 or 4 things at once in the development stage but I never know which one will bubble to the top first." Even if he does move forward with this remake it seems like it might be more sci-fi than horror, as he revealed in an even older interview that sci-fi is his favorite genre: "I am always developing several projects at once. The Blob is one of the things I would like to make and part of my reinvention is to make it more sci-fi than horror. Actually, sci-fi is my favourite genre even though I’ve never made a sci-fi film." (10/25/17)
  • While nothing has been confirmed, it appears that the project may have moved to an early pre-production stage and there's a rumor that Halle Berry may have a starring role in the film. Sam Jackson still seems to be attached, but at the moment none of this ohs officially been confirmed, so everything must be treated as a rumor for the time being. (6/12/17)
  • Apparently this project has stalled a bit due to lack of funding, but according to Samuel L. Jackson things may be moving forward again sometime soon. Here's what he said in a recent interview: "I just got a call the other day (where the producers) said they finally got their money from China to do Blob." (3/31/17)
  • Filming was originally aimed to begin sometime in the Fall of 2015, but it never occured.
  • Samuel L. Jackson plays "a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth."
  • Director Simon West was quoted saying: "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."
  • One of the producers was quoted saying: "Simon West has a unique gift for blending cutting edge effects, awesome visual spectacle and a hint of humor. He’s the perfect choice to reimagine The Blob and we’re so excited to be partnering with him."
  • Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) is attached to direct.
  • Original producer Jack H. Harris returns.
  • When Rob was still involved he was quoted saying: "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that’s the first thing I want to change. That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now. I have a totally different take, one that’s pretty dark."
  • Rob Zombie was originally going to write, produce, and direct this project, but he dropped out after he felt he needed a break away from any "pre-existing material".
  • This is the second remake of the original, the first came out in 1988 and starred Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith.
  • A remake of the original 1958 film with the same name.
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