August 28, 2009

Rob Zombie to remake ‘The Blob’

U.S. filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie is working on a remake of the classic 1958 science-fiction movie The Blob, Variety reported.

Production is expected to start next spring, with Zombie writing, directing and producing.

My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing. That's the first thing I want to change, Zombie told the entertainment industry trade newspaper. That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now. I have a totally different take, one that's pretty dark.

Zombie's films include the horror flicks House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween and Halloween II.