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Is Halle Berry Being Absorbed By ‘The Blob’ Remake?

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

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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?

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COMMENTS

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  • Forca84

    I have a hard time seeing Halle in this movie. But stranger things have happened. She did do “Gothicka”afterall. Syfy seems to be hot right niw.

    • Grimphantom

      What does that have to do with? It’s like saying Peter Fonda and Alec Baldwin were in Thomas and the Magic Railroad…..THAT is strange.

      • Forca84

        It seems odd she would be doing something like “The Blob”… It’s like they pulled her name out of a a Hat is all I’m saying.

  • Graham

    Meh, I don’t know about that comment saying how CGI can release the “full potential” of the premise. Both versions of The Blob had super impressive practical effects that will be hard to beat.

    • The Drucifer

      Just rewatched the remake and was shocked at how much of it held up. The exception being a few blue screen shots.

  • Boglin Boy

    what is the point other than $? it doesn’t need to be CGI, just make it a different monster call it the Glob or something and make it green.

    • The Drucifer

      Good ole Glob…

      • Randy_Boreton

        Id rather see a movie version of “A boy and his Blob” one of my favorite NES games ever.

        • thegreatiandi

          Lol

  • Stephen Brooks

    “Dark Tide?” I can’t even recall that? I know CBS cancelled that horrible mess of a sci-if show she was on? It would probably work better for the studio to go, either, with an unknown, or semi-known actress with superior “skills” to Berry; who wouldn’t cost as much.

    • Forca84

      Dark Tide was more of a drama with Sharks in the mix.

  • The Drucifer

    Just be as fucking violent as the 80s one and give me a main actor who is clearly in his 30s playing a teenager like the original.

  • The chicken man

    Hollywood needs to find some new faces.

  • Creepshow

    So the CGI Blob will look like that blue pile of shit in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
    No gracias.

    • Grimphantom

      Hey hey, GotG 2 had some good moments, would’ve good with practical effects too but Gunn does pull it out well like he did with Slither.

      • Creepshow

        Yeah, it had moments. But most of what surrounded those moments was a weak plot, forced humor, annoying Groot, and Drax laughing all the time like a loud drunk. I could go on, but I’ll cut it short.

        • Grimphantom

          I do agree but those passable than other movies i seen. Drax excuse is that he’s laughing that how lousy Baywatch did at the box office lol

          • Creepshow

            My guess is he’s laughing at another Alien, or a Prometheus.

          • Grimphantom

            It can be both =P

  • Grimphantom

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1aaf7e200d22eb28c70fbf5ed5b582bd84564e01f4359862efbc2b6739095b4.gif
    No offense to Halle Berry but why the need of having known actors in horror movies? Unless is an actor/actress that is familiar with horror i don’t mind but someone like Berry…….yeah those 2 “horror” movies really don’t count.

    • Stick Insect

      my little pony crap on horro boards

    • myfddream .

      I disagree, I have gone to movies plenty of times to watch horror or thrillers movies and didn’t have a clue who some of the main characters were nor their history. The studio and everyone involved also has to make money so if sometimes that want to attach a big name to a movie who they know can pull off the acting chops then why not..its also marketing. Studio needs money to continue to make movies for us and pay their staff. For this type of movie and genre, any actress could have been chosen who can act. Certain movies require different. I think Halle is a good actress and I enjoyed her movies.

      • Grimphantom

        I think you mean in the sense where they are just starting, i mean if you watch shows like the X-Files you immediately recognize most of the guest actors that are just starting their careers.

        That’s a double edge sword, one is good to bring up a known actor to the project BUT if he/she fits on what they are going to do for example Ghost in a Shell that flop big time at the box office that aside of not having actress where the character is Asian, Scarlett Johansson has become a typecast of playing heroine roles. We already know her much from the Avengers that does get tiresome.

        Halle Berry is a good actress and she’s good in both action and drama movies but in Horror…..that’s another story….

  • Grimphantom

    Don’t forget on Not relying to known actors that everyone is familiar, it’s like having Peter Fonda and Alec Baldwin all over again…..

  • James

    You can use CGI all you want but the 80s version completely realized the blob.

  • Christan Mitchell

    “I’m sick of this mutherf***g blob on this mutherf**g plane”!

  • Mightygil

    It’s got Halle Berry in it so I can safely pass and have no regrets

  • Evan3

    I hope this never gets off the ground. The last thing I need is a CGI blob blobbing up the blobbing screen.

  • Sykes

    Make sure Halle is in every scene, make sure all the effects are digital, make sure it’s PG-13!

    • necroturky

      haha I see what you did there. Very well done.

  • necroturky

    Yeah, narr. Was hoping that the Reverend received the sign he was looking for, and we would
    have Armageddon. But alas, no.

  • Eastman420

    Oh great another movie crammed full of shitty cgi. Just leave it alone. And yeah why wouldnt they continue the story with the reverend? Give ya a good set up for sequel…..nope

  • Blood Boil

    Lena Dunham would play a convincing Blob. No CGI needed

  • myfddream .

    I remember seeing that movie growing up and I was fascinated. It’s cool they’re doing it again and Halle is no stranger to thrillers and could pull it off. I will go see it.

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