Way back in 2009, it was reported that Rob Zombie would be writing and directing a remake of The Blob, the 1958 classic that Chuck Russell perfectly remade back in 1988. “I have a totally different take,” Zombie had noted in an interview. “One that’s pretty dark.”
So what happened? Zombie later detailed, “The Blob was going to happen. I was dealing with people on the movie, even though I was on the fence about doing anything that was considered a remake again. I really didn’t like the idea of that, but just as I went down the road further with the producers and the guys that owned the property, I didn’t feel good about the situation and I just walked away from it. My gut told me this was not a good place to be.”
We bring the unmade project up today because artist Alex Horley has now shared early concept art for Zombie’s The Blob, giving us an idea of what his vision might’ve been like!
The art appears to show several humans mutated into monsters by the titular blob, which is right in line with comments Zombie had made about changing things up.
(And yes, it looks like Sheri Moon would’ve had a role.)