Campy horror classic The Blob is getting a remake, Deadline reports. The movie, about a small town terrorized by a hungry, vicious villain from another planet, is known for its shoddy graphics, strange premise, and the launch of Steve McQueen's acting career.
Simon West, (Con-Air, The Expendables 2) will direct the movie for Goldcrest Films; Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (Silent Night) will produce. In what may be a boon to fans of the original, Jack Harris, the 96-year-old producer of the 1958 movie, is credited as an executive producer.
It creeps! It crawls!
"With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob," West said in a press release. "The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying."
But do we want The Blob to be totally believable? Remember, Rob Zombie tried to do this is 2009 and gave up, so it's not so easy to make a monster that's basically a giant ball of grape jelly truly terrifying.