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THE BLOB is a very interesting franchise indeed. In the 1958 original, the evil came from outer space. The 1988 version shook things up a bit offering the threat of a biological weapon direction. Talk of a yet another remake has been going on for quite a while now with Rob Zombie possibly involved at one point. With Zombie now out of the picture, January revealed that EXPENDABLES 2 director Simon West would be helming this new project.
Today the big news has come in that Samuel L. Jackson has officially signed on with the project to play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.
Producing are Brian Witten and Richard Saperstein with Korea's Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation co-financing. Jack H. Harris, who produced the 1958 film, will be executive producing with Laurence Freed, Judith Parker Harris, and Shara Kay.
With filming set to begin this fall, director Simon West previously said about his upcoming version:
"The blob itself will be more sophisticated, more along the lines of Alien and Predator and things like that - much more science-based, the way Jurassic Park made you believe you could bring back dinosaurs with a bit of DNA from a mosquito. This will be much more explained on where the blob comes from and how it works. It'll be a much more sophisticated creature - because it is a monster movie rather than a horror in that sense."
We will continue to bring you more on THE BLOB remake as it unfolds.