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Friday, August 28, 2009

Rob Zombie is Remaking The Blob

Rob Zombie, whose Halloween II opens today, will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob , which starred Steve McQueen.

In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially.

'My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change,' Zombie told the trade. 'That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now.'

Zombie will produce with Genre Co.'s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten; original 'Blob' producer Jack H. Harris; and Judith Parker Harris of Worldwide Entertainment Corp. and Andy Gould.

They are developing the project as an R-rated film that will cost around $30 million to make.

Production will begin next spring.

via ComingSoon
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