You remember The Blob, right? It was that 1958 sci-fi flick that introduced the world to Steve McQueen and was then turned into the totally watchable 1988 remake co-written by Frank Darabont. Remember?
Of course you do! You know who else remembers? Rob Zombie. In fact, he remembers so much that he’s going to show us all just what he remembers from those movies when he takes on a second remake of the film.
According to Variety, Zombie–whose sequel to his 2007 remake of Halloween opens this weekend–will write, direct, and produce The Blob.
And he seems excited to be able to do his own thing with this one. Says Mr. Zombie, “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.” (Okay, ranters…rant!)
So, in other words, the movie will start with the blob being totally contained at a remote research lab, but then it escapes while two of the scientists who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it decide to rape one of their test subjects. It is then that all hell shall indeed break loose upon the citizens of an unsuspecting nearby town.
In all honesty, this movie might be alright. I’m curious to see what a Rob Zombie sci-fi flick would be like. If he gets really spacey and weird with it, it could be really cool. On the other hand, if he tries to make it “gritty,” then we might all find ourselves burying our heads in our hands, sighing heavily, and repeating “Oh, Rob, Rob, Rob!!”