Rob Zombie to Direct Another Remake of The Blob


Well, it looks like the man who once said that remakes were the “worst thing any filmmaker can do” has just signed on to do yet another remake. (He also said that he wasn’t going to do any more Halloween movies either, and look how true that turned out to be.) According to Variety, Rob Zombie will write and direct a remake of the ’50s sci-fi classic The Blob for Genre Co. with a budget of approximately $30 million. This will be the second time the film has been remade; Chuck Russell directed an update back in 1988.

“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 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.”

I really don’t know how I feel about this. As much as I haven’t been a fan of Rob Zombie’s filmography up until this point, I do feel like he’s a creative guy with some original ideas up his sleeve. Sure, he also likes to wear his influences on that sleeve, but I think he’s almost like Tarantino in the way that he re-appropriates his favourite stuff and combines it to make something new. So do we really need him rehashing another classic? Whatever happened to this Tyrannosaurus Rex movie that he was working on anyway? Zombie is planning to write the script for The Blob while he is working on a new album, and will start shooting after his next tour. Are you interested in seeing Rob Zombie’s take on The Blob?

  • Soop27

    Zombie’s a sell-out/hypocrite. Hope that everything that he does bombs, so that we never have to see his name again.

  • BigHungry

    I am in… as long as he does not use the blob from the “Wolverine” movie. I think jello would look better than that. “Creepshow 2″ had a good segment on a blob like creature. That is the direction I would like to see. True he did say that about remakes but I think that is where he works best because he still makes them his own.

  • I find it every funny and tell, that the first thing he wants to do is take out the blob.

  • Patick McShittypants

    I wouldn’t trust Rob Zombie to direct a Sprint commercial.

  • AlexG

    he should stick to music, imo. He’s been churning out remakes and sequels, exactly what Hollywood loves. Either make some original stuff or go back to what you do best. oh and btw, having a go at the classic you’re going to remake? not a good opening move

  • Bob The Slob


  • Justice

    Well, so far he’s made the worst movie I’ve ever seen in my life and then went on to rape (twice) one of the most important and beloved movies in the horror genre so I guess where else is there to go? Can he really do any worse than what he has already?

    Its kind of like asking the Jonas Brothers to record a cover album of Nirvana’s Nevermind…

  • jaime

    Why are even thiking about this it’s not true but it would be cool to see,So FUCK all you Zombie hater’s and who the hell are the Jonas Brothers?

  • Tomas

    Need more Captain Spalding!

  • Fatbologna

    Could be the most retarded quote from anyone ever. I REALLY hope that was supposed to be an ironic joke. Otherwise… goddamn… just.. Jesus.

  • Maopheus

    I’m a big fan of his music both with White Zombie and as a solo act. I knew he always wanted to get into movies and at first I thought he would bring that aesthetic from his music, the darkly comic macabre stuff and the love of old campy horror movies to his film work. It seemed he had more buzz when he wasn’t actually making any real movies. I had heard that he had a script for a new Crow movie and that he was to direct it. I think he had some other projects that didn’t pan out. But now it seems like he is just any of the other new generation of hack (literally) horror directors. The only redeeming quality of his Halloween movies (and I just saw H2) is that he brings in some metal and rock references and the new origin of Michael and his family. I do agree that he has some ideas and if given the right opportunity he could put out something interesting. However I think he needs to get off of the whole “don’t stop at 8 stabs if 9 will do” thing. I’m not sure what point is proven by having Michael Myers stab his victim 10 times. At least with the Blob, there won’t be any stabbing, uh, I hope?

  • I hope the reconsider. Just saw Halloween 2- just AWFUL and repulsive.


  • jaime

    H2 insane Best Movie of the Year. 9.5/10

  • Tomas

    Jaime…Is Rob’s wife in this one?

  • jaime

    I wish, but H2 still rule’s.

  • Zombie needs to stop directing shitty films, and make awesome music again.