Con Air Director Taking On “Blob” Remake – ManlyMovie

Con Air Director Taking On “Blob” Remake


Don’t forget we have copies of The Blob (1958) to give away to our UK readers.  The original depicts a growing alien amoeba that eats citizens of a small American community. The 1988 remake helmed by Chuck Russell though plays up the horror angle more, using gruesome but inventive make-up effects to portray the creature.

Filmmaker Simon West, director of “Con Air” and “The Expendables 2” is the man at the helm of the newest incarnation where it tells Scree Relish that the upcoming second remake will have more of a sci-fi and suspense feel to it which means the creature itself will not be seen much:

“It’s going to be much more sci-fi than the original. It’s a bigger scale type of movie. It’s more Alien meets Predator and designing the creature is a long and involved process cause its very sophisticated. It’s not going to be the goo pouring through windows. So, that’s taking a while to design and construct that.”

Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten are producing the remake which begins filming in August.


  1. Mucho Macho

    March 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I love the 1988 movie!
    It has a 1950’s drive-in fun vibe to it.
    With Erika Eleniak & Shawnee Smith.
    plus we also have Kevin Dillon as the “rebel without a cause leather jacket wearing biker badass” hahaha
    It needed more boobs though.
    that being said, awesome horror 80’$ cheesy classic

  2. Thefucker

    March 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    We won’t see the blob much? WHY??? It’s gonna suck then. It needs to be
    like the 1988 version, only with bigger budget and hire Rob Bottin for
    the special effects.

    Good luck trying to beat the 1988 version, it’s a masterpiece and probably one of the only great remake, one of the best remake ever! Only the Blob special effects look dated, but other than that, everything else in this 1988 version is better than any horror movie of today…