The long-gestured second remake of The Blob continues to go in and out of film markets without any word on an actual filming date. Samuel L. Jackson has been attached to star for ages, even giving an update just two months ago. At the time, he stated that China was financing the modern take and that it could be his next film after Kong. Well, a few months have passed, and even the Cannes market has come and went with no word on the progress of the film.
Bloody Disgusting reader Jacob Wilson was poking around online and stumbled across something interesting over at Swengroup, who is behind In Fear, Demonic, Maggie, Smiley, and Open Grave. According to their site, not only is Simon West still attached to direct but now Oscar winner Halle Berry is going to star. There is no mention of Jackson, however.
Berry is no stranger to the horror genre, having starred in Dark Castle’s mediocre Gothika, as well as the more recent Dark Tide
Based on the 1958 sci-fi classic that starred Steve McQueen, they’re billing this version as a terrifying “reimagining” of an enduring horror icon.
When a band of miners uncover something hidden deep beneath the earth they unwittingly unleash a hideous creature beyond imagination. Now the townsfolk must fightback, before it destroys everything.
A 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, was helmed by Larry Hagman, and in 1988, Chuck Russell directed Kevin Dillon in a remake of the original.
“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob,” West said back in 2015. “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.”
What do you guys want from The Blob?
this week in horror
R.I.P. ‘Predator’ Star Sonny Landham
You Can Tour the Real Camp Crystal Lake This Friday the 13th!
Here’s the Official Plot Synopsis for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’
‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Launches New Website; New Jason & New Map Coming Soon!
Third ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Opening in Theaters Next Month