Is Samuel L. Jackson Finally Facing ‘The Blob’?
Back in 2015 it was announced that the long-gestating remake of The Blob was finally in a position to consume everything with Samuel L. Jackson set to star, and filming set to commence later in the year. However, any further news seemed to fall flat as it appeared that the remake was once again on hold, and The Blob again to remain dormant.
Recently, however, Samuel L. Jackson revealed this little doozy about the remake via the Toronto Sun;
I’ve been preparing to use it my whole life. I’ve been running from or chasing King Kong, Godzilla the Wolfman, whatever, since I was a kid (in Chatanooga, Tenn.). 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 (where the producers) said they finally got their money from China to do Blob.
Also, Goldcrest Films have updated their website with a teaser poster and a synopsis and it states that Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) is still set to direct. The film will also be produced by Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten.
Synopsis: A terrifying reimagining of an enduring horror icon. Based on the 1958 sci-fi classic that starred Steve McQueen and has thrilled genre fans since. When a band of miners uncover something hidden deep beneath the earth they unwittingly unleash a hideous creature beyond imagination. Now the townsfolk must fightback, before it destroys everything.
Anyone else excited to hear Jackson exclaim, “I’ve had it with this motherfucking Blob in this motherfucking town!”