Director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) will be directing a remake of the classic 1958 horror classic The Blob.

Deadline is reporting the film will start shooting this summer, though there is no word on any cast or who may have written the screenplay.

West is quoted by Deadline as stating –

With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.

There have been several attempts to get a Blob remake off the ground over the past several years. Screenwriters Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes, the team behind the 2005 House Of Wax remake and 2013’s The Conjuring, wrote one attempt. Rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie was also attached to oversee a new version of the film, though he never got to the point where a script was written. Zombie infamously had stated that his intention for his remake was “not to have a big red blobby thing.” So perhaps we’re all better off that this attempt has been grounded.