The long in the works second remake of “The Blob” is still inching forward it seems. Bloody Disgusting reports that a listing on production company Swengroup (“In Fear,” “Maggie,” “Smiley”) suggests that Simon West (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Con Air”) remains attached to direct and Halle Berry has been linked to star.
At one time Samuel L. Jackson was attached, Jackson offering an update earlier this year saying the modern day-set project was looking into Chinese financing, however no reported mentions came up at the project at the Cannes Film Market last week.
Berry is no stranger to horror with films such as “Gothika” and “Dark Tide” under her belt. “The Blob” is also a proven property with the original 1958 sci-fi classic with Steve McQueen, and the well regard 1988 Chuck Russell-directed remake which utilised some astonishing practical horror effects.
West has previously said the new one would use CG to fully realise the potential of the gelatinous, carnivorous alien lifeform.