The Blob is back (again). Get ready to fear this slowly moving, gelatinous villain! We cannot wait.

Last we heard, Rob Zombie was looking to make a remake of this 1958 scifi/horror classic back in 2009, but that's apparently dead because now Deadline is reporting that director Simon West (The Mechanic, Expendables 2, Con Air, Lara Croft) is remaking The Blob for today's audiences. Principle photography is set to start this summer.

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West has confirmed that his Blob would be CGI, which is understandable. As he told Deadline:

With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.

However, we hope there will be some practical globbery on set as well.

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