Goldcrest Films is set to co-produce the long-gestured update of 1958 horror/sci-fi classic The Blob, which once had Rob Zombie attached to direct.
Simon West (Wild Card, The Mechanic, Expendables 2) is getting behind the camera with principal photography eyed for this summer, says Deadline.
The original film, which was released by Paramount, starred a young Steve McQueen. The story sees a gelatinous alien life-form emerge from a crashed meteor and begin to ooze through Downtingon, Pennsylvania, eating the townsfolk as it goes.
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.
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.”
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