'Expendables 2' Director Set to Remake Horror Classic 'The Blob'
by Ethan Anderton
January 22, 2015
As Universal Pictures is preparing a new cohesive cinematic universe for their classic movie monsters like Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolfman ad more (albeit without as much horror in the films), Goldcrest Films has just announced a remake of another horror classic. A press release reveals The Expendables 2 and Con-Air director Simon West will direct a remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror flick The Blob, about a gelatinous alien life-form attacking a small town. West says, "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."
Right now the plan is for production to begin this summer with Goldcrest producing the film with Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten and co-financiers Taewon Entertainment & A-List Corporation. Saperstein and Witten say, "We grew up on The Blob. Simon West has a terrific and terrifying vision for bringing this iconic outer-space creature to life for a new generation." That's not entirely how I would like to see a remake of The Blob happen, but whatever. In addition, Jack Harris, 96-year-old producer of the original 1958 film, will be credited as an executive producer as well. Is there any chance this could be good?