ROB ZOMBIE To Remake 'The Blob'

Michael Fleming of reports that Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob" that launched the career of Steve McQueen. Production will begin next spring.

This is the second remake of "The Blob", the first coming in 1988 from director Chuck Russell ("The Scorpion King").

In the original movie, a meteorite crashes into a rural community, depositing a blob-like creature that consumes humans and swells to a monstrous size.

Zombie has already begun writing the film, which will serve as his next directing project following "Halloween II" (due in theaters Friday).

Though he is a fan of the original, Zombie intends to deliver a healthy twist to the material.

"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing — that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie said. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now."

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