I’m one of those odd people who actually prefers the hugely entertaining 1988 remake of the Blob to the 1958 original [though both films belong in any cult horror/sci-fi fan’s collection], but I had hoped that the long-mooted second remake was definitely not going to happen. The last time we heard anything was in early 2015 when filming was set to commence later in the year with Samuel L. Jackson in the lead and Simon West [Con Air, The Expendables 2] is still set to direct. . However, Goldcrest Films have updated their website with a teaser poster and a synopsis and it states that West is still directing. And recently Jackson said to The Toronto Sun when being interviewed about Kong: Skull Island:
“I’ve been preparing to use it my whole life. I’ve been running from or chasing King Kong, Godzilla, the Wolfman, whatever, since I was a kid in Chatanooga, Tennessee. We’d go home and pretend to do all that stuff. So I’m doing Kong for the same reason I’ll probably be doing The Blob. I just got a call the other day where the producers said they finally got their money from China to do Blob”.
A terrifying reimagining of an enduring horror icon. Based on the 1958 sci-fi classic that starred Steve McQueen and has thrilled genre fans since. When a band of miners uncover something hidden deep beneath the earth they unwittingly unleash a hideous creature beyond imagination. Now the townsfolk must fightback, before it destroys everything.
Even though Jackson is always good value, I can’t say I’m that excited about this, but you can’t really go too wrong with a blob creature on the loose can you?