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Friday, August 28, 2009

Rob Zombie to reinvent The Blob...

Musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects, Halloween II) has announced that he will write/direct and co-produce a remake of the 1958 classic The Blog. Production on the film, previously remade by Chuck Russell in 1988, will begin next spring...

Zombie, who will release a new album and go on tour in the fall, had this to say about the project, "I usually follow a movie by putting out a record and going on tour, and I write the script during that tour (one that will run through Christmas)," he went on to say, "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. 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. Even more than 'Halloween', where I had to deal with accepted iconic characters like Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. 'The Blob' is more concept than specific storyline with characters, so I can go nuts with it. 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. I have a totally different take, one that's pretty dark."

The film will be R-rated and budgeted at around $30 million...

(Thanks to Dread Central, and

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