'Expendables 2' Director Set to Remake Horror Classic 'The Blob'

January 22, 2015

The Blob

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?

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"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." HAH. I wonder if he knows that not one Blob fan anywhere wants it to be digital. Not to mention that Expendables 2 had awful CG.

OfficialJab on Jan 22, 2015


Yes because CGI has made movies soooooo much better than they used to be

Tester on Jan 22, 2015


Well they have in general.

Tuomas Lassila on Jan 22, 2015


F*** CGI..!!

SAGA on Jan 23, 2015


Yea the remake of the original was actually pretty well done. I would rather have it look like that then some crazy CG blob...

Franklin Carpio on Jan 22, 2015


Why oh whyyyyyy?????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!! Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should. :-(((((((

Carpola on Jan 22, 2015


Will this be a remake of the original or a remake of the remake ?

Tester on Jan 22, 2015


Probably a reboot of the original and remake of the remade version that was made in 1988.

Mike Zarquon on Jan 22, 2015


I always liked the 1988 version quite a bit actually.

ff on Jan 22, 2015


Could a remake of The Blob work? Yes Could a remake of The Blob by the director of The Expendables 2 work? Nope

Rob on Jan 22, 2015


So it's like Venom or B.O.B?

Tuomas Lassila on Jan 22, 2015


Next...let's remake all the giant insect movies too No but seriously, if they're doing remakes of classic horror movies, please make creature from the black lagoon top priority.

JBroti on Jan 22, 2015


why not make a remake of a clock work orange? It's stupid to make a remakes of classical movies! Thousands and thousands original stories or scripts out there!

ari smulders on Jan 22, 2015


I would much rather see a remake of some of those old classic B grade or bad scifi movies from the 1950s.

Mike Zarquon on Jan 22, 2015


Nice! When was the last Blob remake? I think it was early 90' yeah. We're due for a new one.

TheOct8pus on Jan 24, 2015


....starring Melissa McCarthy...

TheOct8pus on Jan 24, 2015

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