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Rob Zombie Is Remaking The Blob
Space jelly for the Superbeast

28 August 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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The first one introduced Steve McQueen to the moviegoing world. The second one starred Kevin Dillon and had a screenplay by Frank Darabont. And we will soon be able to beware The Blob again when Robert Cummings, aka Rob Zombie, gets to work next year.

Zombie's nightmare finding distribution for House of 1000 Corpses seems to be long over, and he's now firmly ensconced with creative control at Dimension, who have been trying to get a Blob up and running for a while. 

Variety reports that Zombie is dispensing with all notions of big red blobbiness, should anyone be concerned that this idea seems ridiculous. "That's the first thing I want to change," he says. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now."

So after Halloween and its sequel, why another remake? "I'd been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space. I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

The budget is set at around $30m (similar to District 9 and Cloverfield) and filming is planned for next spring. Rob has a new album out in November and plans to write the Blob script while he's on his winter tour. It'll give him something to do on the bus.

Zombie-related trivia: Bill Moseley, who played Otis Firefly in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, and Z-Man in Halloween, played "Soldier no. 2" in the 1988 Blob remake.

Halloween 2 is out in the US today, but doesn't seem to have a UK release date yet.

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Terrible, terrible idea. More

Posted by Coolio D at 21:00 on 02 September 2009 | Report This Post

Not interested in anything Zombie does after his Halloween debacle. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 00:13 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

This Robert Zomboid fellow is a fucking fool, to be fair. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 19:14 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

This Robert Zomboid fellow is a fucking fool, to be fair. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 19:13 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Rob Zombie Is Remaking The Blob
I'm kinda interested. Could be good. More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:03 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Fuck off, Rob Zombie. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 08:57 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

I think TheSpleen's idea sounds much better then what will actually be made. More

Posted by Dr Manhattan at 15:56 on 29 August 2009 | Report This Post

I bet the Blob gets a backstory of how it's so mad at the world because it's Blob mum had to strip and it's Blob dad was a drunk so it made little Blob angry and want to listen to shitty music and be a goth and hate jocks.  Thank god, i always wanted to know what the Blobs childhood was like.  More

Posted by TheSpleen at 10:05 on 29 August 2009 | Report This Post

i bet the blob is Sheri Moon More

Posted by Dr Manhattan at 20:57 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

How is this guy still getting work?!
That is all. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 14:47 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

Sorry, did he just say he was going to make a Blob movie without a gorram Blob?
That "gigantic Jello-looking thing" happens to be the star of the show. Sure, it would be cool to explore different ways of presenting a gelatinous malevolent force, but you're only a few steps away from Spiderman 3 CGI black goo. There's not a lot of wiggle room. A Blob remake that is a remake in all but Blob doesn't really appeal to me. Maybe I'm just nostalgic, but I'm still hoping someone makes a Godzilla movie in which he's still a fat bastard! More

Posted by Mopictures at 14:43 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

Leave It Alone!
the darabount 80s version was great, no need to do this. More

Posted by spark1 at 12:11 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

Oh dear. Rob Zombie's dire Halloween allowed him to get his foot firmly in Hollywood's door so now along with Platinum Dunes he's gonna raid the studios' cupboards and turn out more self indulgent mediocre crap. Why bother remaking the Blob at all? Also nice to see he's giving the script his full attention and writing it while he's on his winter tour. Maybe he'll try to squeeze a couple of tracks from the new album into the score along with another embarrassing performance from the wife..... More

Posted by Hands Randall at 10:38 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

So What?!
If you need other people to review movies for you then you are a d*ck. Make up your own darn mind! More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:04 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Look to the left hand column,
L: kinobick The one titled related reviews. Enough said. WNED!!! More

Posted by UTB at 09:09 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

Look to the left hand column,
The one titled related reviews. Enough said. More

Posted by kinobick at 08:08 on 28 August 2009 | Report This Post

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