Weren't we just talking about horror franchises that Rob Zombie should take over after "Halloween II" hits theaters? Well, it looks like somebody out there was thinking the same exact thing, but contrary to MTV contributor John Constantine's hopes, it won't be "Tremors," "Blade" or "Critters" that Zombie puts his unique stamp on. No, the filmmaker is digging much deeper for his next directorial effort -- he's going to the 1950s.
According to Variety, Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of "The Blob," based on the classic 1958 horror film starring none other than the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen. The "House of 1000 Corpses" director will update "The Blob" for a modern audience that might not find a big red pile of goo all that terrifying.
"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that's the first thing I want to change," he said. "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."
While the new take might be "dark," it's going to be different from what Zombie and his fans are used to, mainly because "The Blob" isn't a horror film -- at least not in the filmmaker's opinion.
"I'd been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this is really a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space," he described. "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."
Zombie has already started writing the screenplay, which he'll finish during his upcoming music tour this fall.
What do you hope to see out of Zombie's "The Blob" remake? Are you attached to the original film or are you looking forward to his updated take? Let us know what you think in the comments section!