In late May, Bloody Disgusting was first to report on news that Halle Berry has joined the cast of the upcoming 2nd remake of 1958’s The Blob. The film is being directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic); Samuel L. Jackson had previously been attached to the film, although his participation at this point remains uncertain. This current incarnation of The Blob has been on-again-off-again over the past few years, although Halle’s involvement will surely propel the project forward.
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West is currently making the rounds in support of his latest feature, Stratton, but the folks at The Popcorn Muncher got the filmmaker to dish on the current status of The Blob: “The Blob is one of the things I would like to make, and part of my reinvention is to make it more sci-fi than horror. Actually, sci-fi is my favorite genre even though I’ve never made a sci-fi film.” Here’s what we know about The Blob remake so far:
Official Synopsis: A terrifying re-imagining 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 fight back before it destroys everything.
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We’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Blob-related news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1998’s brilliant remake (directed by Chuck Russell) below.
Official Synopsis: In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town’s sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good.