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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Latest Remake of Classic Horror 'The Blob'

14 May 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Another day, another remake. This time it's The Blob, which has been remade once (or twice) before. The original The Blob is a horror classic from 1958, and it was remade in 1988 into a just-as-good-if-not-better sci-fi thriller. Now they're working on yet another remake at Goldcrest Films with Simon West (Con-Air, The General's Daughter, The Mechanic, Expendables 2) attached to direct. If they want to keep everything nice and neat, this next one should debut in 2018 then it'll be 30 years between each remake. The latest news is that Samuel L. Jackson has been officially cast in the new film, playing a biochemistry professor. "I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career. He is a unique talent in the industry, definitely one of a kind. I am so pleased that we will finally get to collaborate on this project," said Simon West via press release. This new The Blob »

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The Blob remake lands Con Air director

22 January 2015 11:34 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon West is to direct the remake of The Blob, and promises to use modern CGI to realise its potential...

To the people who had been requested a remake of The Blob? Someone out there, whoever you are, has granted your wish.

Producers Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten are behind this one, and they've hired Simon West to direct the movie. West remains best known for the mighty Con Air, although he's also directed the likes of The Expendables 2, The General's Daughter and The Mechanic.

Production begins this summer on the new film, which Goldcrest Films is backing. West has said, in a slightly worrying statement, that "with modern CGI we can now fully realise the potential of The Blob". Hmmm.

The rest of his statement reads: "The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to »

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