Coming on the heels of his excellent Halloween reboot, Rob Zombie will direct the reboot of The Blob. Variety reports:
Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic that launched the career of Steve McQueen. Production will begin next spring.
Zombie’s deal to make “The Blob” his next film comes as Dimension opens “Halloween II,” the Zombie-directed sequel to his 2007 hit “Halloween.”
In the original “Blob,” an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, he’s formulated a decidedly different take that he would not reveal.
“My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing — that’s the first thing I want to change,” Zombie said. “That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now.”
Steve McQueen starred in this?! Really. I guess I should re-watch this, I had no idea. I suppose I should also say that if Zombie’s intention is not to make “a big red blobby thing,” than I guess a title change should be in order. Yeah? I mean, I guess its not “The Blob” without the big red blobby thing, right? Shut up, Dave.