Simon West To Helm “The Blob” Remake

Simon West (“The Mechanic,” “The Expendables 2”) is slated to direct the latest version of the 1958 horror/sci-fi classic “The Blob” for Goldcrest Films.

A young Steve McQueen starred in the original film about a gelatinous alien life-form emerging from a crashed meteor. It begins to ooze through a Pennsylvania town, eating the townsfolk as it goes.

That film got a sequel in 1972, but others will only be familiar with Chuck Russell’s more horror-toned take with the remake from 1988. Whilst that film was a mix of classic effects techniques, the new one will be CG heavy. 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. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.”

Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten will produce and filming aims to begin this Summer.

Source: Deadline