Goldcrest Films’ dropped some sales art last week that suggested they are finally getting their remake of The Blob moving. While he had been attached to the project back in 2015, there was no mention of Samuel L. Jackson, and whether or not he would be involved. Talking to The Toronto Sun however, Jackson revealed that he is still keen to star in the film, which will reimagine the events of the 1958, Steve McQueen-starring B-movie classic.
“I’ve been running from or chasing King Kong, Godzilla, the Wolfman, whatever, since I was a kid,” Jackson said. “We’d go home and pretend to do all that stuff. So I’m doing Kong for the same reason I’ll probably be doing The Blob. I just got a call the other day [from the producers, who] said they finally got their money from China to do Blob.”
Simon West has long been attached to direct the project, and that is presumably still the case. West, who directed Con Air, The Expendables 2 and 2006’s remake of When a Stranger Calls said back in 2015, that “with modern CGI we can now fully realise the potential of The Blob. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.”
West’s film would of course be the second time The Blob has been remade, following Chuck Russell’s spectacularly icky 1988 version.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)