Rob Zombie Developing 'The Blob' Remake

August 28, 2009 08:54:26 GMT

After completing a sequel for the 'Halloween' franchise, Rob Zombie is set to develop a remake to horror science fiction film, 'The Blob'.


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After making a sequel to "Halloween", Rob Zombie is developing "The Blob", a remake to 1958 horror classic of the same name. Variety reported the director/musician, who has been known as an expert in making horror films, has been attached to write, direct as well as produce the new science fiction movie.

Though it is a remake, Zombie promised his film will be much different than the original because he will remove the gigantic Jello creature. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing - that's the first thing I want to change. That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now," he explained.

Zombie further revealed about what he plans to do with his upcoming project, saying "I'd been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space." He added, "I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

"The Blob" is based on American horror film which centers on an amorphous Jello creature which dissolves people around it. Zombie has begun writing the script for the remake project and is expected to complete it during his tour in winter. Meanwhile, producers believe the shooting will be ready to start in Spring 2010.

Rob Zombie's work in feature films includes "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Reject". His latest film "H2: Halloween 2" has been released in U.S. theaters on August 28. He is currently attached to helm 2011's "Tyrannosaurus Rex".

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