RobZombieRocker-turned-writer/director Rob Zombie is moving on from his revitalization of the Halloween horror franchise to remake another classic film, 1958’s The Blob. Variety has reported that Zombie has signed a deal to write, direct and produce a remake of the film, with production slated to start as early as next spring.

A remake of The Blob has been in development almost since the last remake of the film hit theaters in 1988. Most recently, Carey W. and Chad Hayes, the scripters behind the lackluster 2005 remake House Of Wax, took a crack at the screenplay. Jack Harris, producer of the original 1958 film is on board as one the project’s producers. The film is projected to have a $30 million budget and is shooting for an R rating.

Zombie certainly seems to have found a, shall we say, unique vision for the movie. He’s not that interested in having the creature we have come to know as the Blob actually in the film.

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

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FilmBuffRich on August 29th, 2009 | File Under News | 1 Comment -