The Blob, released in 1958 and remade in 1988, has again been on the remake chopping block for many years now with Rob Zombie originally set to bring the pink slime back to life. Now, a new director has boarded the project, and we’ve got the scoop for ya today!
Deadline reports that Goldcrest Films is set to co-produce an update of the 1958 horror/sci-fi classic. Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic, Expendables 2) is directing with principal photography eyed for this summer.
The original film, which was released by Paramount, starred a young Steve McQueen. The story sees a gelatinous alien life-form emerge from a crashed meteor and begin to ooze through Downingtown, PA, eating the townsfolk as it goes.
“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob,” said West. “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.”
Producers are Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (Cell). Korea’s Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation are co-financing with Goldcrest.
Goldcrest is also handling international sales and distribution and will launch the film at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin. UTA is brokering U.S. distribution rights.