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Con Air's Simon West to direct remake of The Blob

23 January 2015 2:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon West has signed up to direct a remake of The Blob.

The Con Air and Expendables 2 filmmaker has teamed up with producers Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (Devil's Knot) for the project, which may begin shooting this summer.

"With modern CGI we can now fully realise the potential of The Blob," West told Deadline. "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."

Steve McQueen starred in the original 1958 B-movie horror, in what was his first leading role.

The Blob centred around a gelatinous alien goo that arrived on Earth via a meteorite and began increasing in size each time it consumed people.

Dallas star Larry Hagman directed a low-budget sequel in 1972 titled Beware! The Blob, while Frank Darabont co-wrote a remake in 1988.

Rob Zombie also planned »

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Simon West Set To Direct 'The Blob' Remake

22 January 2015 5:30 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to Deadline, director Simon West (Expendables 2) will helm the remake of the 1958 campy horror film, The Blob. Co-produced by Goldcrest Films, Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation, the film is expected to start shooting in the summer.

The original film, which starred Steve McQueen, tells the story of an alien gelatinous form that wrecks havoc in Downingtown, Pa by eating the people that live there.  The film had a sequel in 1972 called Beware! The Blob and was first remade in 1988. Regarding the new film, director

Simon West said the following:

“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.”

Meanwhile, Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest said:

Simon West has a unique gift for blending cutting edge effects, »

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Berlin: Simon West to Direct ‘The Blob’ Remake

22 January 2015 5:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Berlin move, action specialist Simon West has come on board to direct a remake of the iconic 1958 horror-science fiction film “The Blob.”

Goldcrest Films, which is co-producing and co-financing, will launch sales at the Berlin market. UTA is handling U.S. rights.

Producers are Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten. Korea’s Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation are co-financing in their first venture into an English-language production. Shooting is planned for the summer.

The Blob” starred Steve McQueen in his first leading role and centered on an alien life-form that oozes out of a meteor that’s landed in Pennsylvania and devours everything in its path. The film ended with a question mark.

West’s credits include “Con Air,” “The General’s Daugher,” “The Mechanic” and “Expendables 2.”

Jack Harris, the 96­‐year-­old producer of the original film, will exec produce along with Judith Parker Harris, Shara Kay and Laurence Freed. »

- Dave McNary

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Simon West Directing A New Blob Remake

22 January 2015 4:02 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The first Blob introduced Steve McQueen to the moviegoing world. Larry Hagman directed sequel Beware! The Blob in the '70s. The surprisingly excellent '80s remake starred Kevin Dillon and had a screenplay by Frank Darabont. And after years in development, another new version of The Blob is inching glutinously ever closer towards us. Simon West (Con Air, Expendables 2) has just signed up to direct the film.The Blob was previously growing under the Weinsteins' roof at Dimension, but is now taking shape at Goldcrest. Rob Zombie was attached to the Weinsteins' version for a while, and seemed to be talking about dispensing with any notions of big, red blobbiness. "That's the first thing I want to change," he said. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now." He eventually moved on, however, presumably reasoning that another remake after »

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The Expendables 2 director to remake The Blob

22 January 2015 10:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Blob freaked people out in 1958 as it moved through town devouring everything that crossed its path. I know, sounds scary doesn’t it? Now it’s back to do it all again in a remake of the old sci-fi classic, set to be helmed by The Expendables 2 director Simon West.

West should prove to be a good fit for the material. He not only created the above-mentioned explosive addition to the Sylvester Stallone rampage but he is also responsible for such films as Con Air, When a Stranger Calls and The Mechanic… so yeah he should know how to balance the right amount of action and camp.

The original film follows a mysterious gluey alien life-form that bubbles and oozes its way across Downtingon, Pennsylvania, consuming anything it comes in contact with. It starred Steve McQueen and Aneta Corsaut, and was directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth, who also made 4D Man and Dinosaurus! »

- William Fanelli

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‘Con Air’ Director To Tackle A New Remake Of ‘The Blob’

22 January 2015 9:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Simon West, seasoned director of modern action movie Con Air, The Expendables 2 and The General’S Daughter, will switch genres for a new remake of the horror The Blob. An updated version of the film is in the works from producers Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (Devil’S Due). The original movie was released all of the way back in 1958 with a remake surfacing in the late 1980s courtesy of Chuck Russell and writer Frank Darabont.

The original movie was one of the first motion pictures that Hollywood legend Steve McQueen led.

Here’s the original synopsis:

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve (Steve McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness »

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The Blob Remake Is Happening, With The Expendables 2 Director Simon West At The Helm

22 January 2015 8:56 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

B-movie classic The Blob is getting another remake. Why? I couldn’t tell you, but here we are. Goldcrest Films is moving forward with the project, which the studio has set The Expendables 2 helmer Simon West to direct.

The 1958 cult classic, directed by Irvin Yeaworth, starred a young Steve McQueen as a teenager whose small Pennsylvania hometown is unexpectedly threatened when a gelatinous alien life-form emerges from a meteor and begins to consume the townfolk, growing larger in size with every new victim and oozing forward with no indication of stopping.

The Blob, though received with mixed reviews at the time of its release, is now held up as a prime example of B-movie entertainment. It birthed a sequel, Larry Hagman’s 1972 Beware! The Blob, and was previously remade in 1988 by Chuck Russell. Producers on this remake are Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten.

West said of his new take: »

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Another Remake of The Blob is Finally Happening From the Director of Con Air

22 January 2015 8:08 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Anytime I’ve been asked about movies that should be remade, I’m pretty sure I’ve brought up The Blob. It’s the perfect property to go through the recycle bin, and this is coming from someone who likes the 1958 original and even more so the underrated 1988 version. It’s a horror scenario involving a gelatinous mass that rolls around and engulfs people. There’s an iconicity to the creature but not in a way that’s necessarily assigned to a time or storyline or anything else that fans can really take to their hearts. It could be redone at least once a generation, if not once a decade. So, I welcome the announcement that another remake of The Blob is finally on the move, and am fine with the choice of Simon West to helm this baby. The director of Con Air, Tomb Raider: Lara Croft and The Expendables 2 is hardly a great »

- Christopher Campbell

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The Blob Remake Moving Forward, Simon West to Direct

22 January 2015 7:19 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Once you’re absorbed by its terror, you can’t even scream. The slimy mass that is the Blob first thrilled audiences when it took on Steve McQueen on the big screen in 1958. It next oozed into cinemas via the 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, before being reborn in a 1988 remake directed by Chuck Russell and co-written by Frank Darabont. Proving that it’s still a relentless alien amoeba, 1958’s The Blob is being remade once again.

Goldcrest Films is moving forward with a remake of The Blob, with Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air) lined up for the director’s chair and shooting slated to begin this summer. Modern-day special effects capabilities are expected to bring the Blob to life like never before, and Chris Haney (Avatar, Avengers Assemble) will oversee the VFX in post-production.

Linking the upcoming remake to the original, Jack Harris, the producer of 1958’s The Blob, »

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'Blob' Remake Gets 'Expendables 2' Director Simon West

22 January 2015 7:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Blob remake, which was at one time set to be directed by Rob Zombie, has once again crawled out of the earth's soil and is moving forward with director Simon West. He is best known for Con Air and The Expendables 2, and has Wild Card starring Jason Statham opening later this month.

Goldcrest Films will produce this update of the 1958 horror classic, with shooting set to begin this summer. Korea's Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation will co-finance alongside Goldcrest, with Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten producing.

The original The Blob debuted in 1958 and followed a young Steve McQueen as he battled a gelatinous alien creature that crashes in the middle of a small down, eating people as it moves along, growing in size. A sequel, Beware! the Blob, was released in 1972, directed by iconic Dallas star Larry Hagman. It was then remade and released in 1988 with Entourage star Kevin Dillon. »

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Simon West To Helm ‘The Blob’ Remake; Goldcrest Selling At Efm – Berlin

22 January 2015 4:23 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: It crawls! It creeps! It’s getting a remake. Goldcrest Films is set to co-produce an update of 1958 horror/sci-fi classic The Blob. Simon West (Wild Card, The Mechanic, Expendables 2) is directing with principal photography eyed for this summer. Producers are Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten (Cell). Korea’s Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation are co-financing with Goldcrest.

The original film, which was released by Paramount, starred a young Steve McQueen. The story sees a gelatinous alien life-form emerge from a crashed meteor and begin to ooze through Downingtown, Pa, eating the townsfolk as it goes. Check out the original trailer below.

Goldcrest is also handling international sales and distribution and will launch the film at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin. UTA is brokering U.S. distribution rights; the agency reps West.

A 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, was helmed by Larry Hagman, and in 1988, Chuck Russell »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Simon West To Helm "The Blob" Remake

22 January 2015 3:28 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Simon West ("The Mechanic," "The Expendables 2") is slated to direct the latest version of the 1958 horror/sci-fi classic "The Blob" for Goldcrest Films.

A young Steve McQueen starred in the original film about a gelatinous alien life-form emerging from a crashed meteor. It begins to ooze through a Pennsylvania town, eating the townsfolk as it goes.

That film got a sequel in 1972, but others will only be familiar with Chuck Russell's more horror-toned take with the remake from 1988. Whilst that film was a mix of classic effects techniques, the new one will be CG heavy. West says:

"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.”

Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten will »

- Garth Franklin

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Simon West tapped to direct The Blob remake for Goldcrest Films

22 January 2015 2:28 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been announced Goldcrest Films will co-produce a remake of 1958's The Blob. Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air) is directing the movie, and filming for it could start sometime this summer. The original sci-fi horror movie starred Steve McQueen, and featured an alien amoeba from outer space that increased its size as it consumed people in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. A sequel called Beware! The Blob was released in 1972, and Chuck Russell directed the 1988 remake. »

- Jesse Giroux

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