Rob Zombie put his own spin on the Halloween movies, and now he's setting his sights on sci-fi by developing a new version of the 1958 classic The Blob, which he will write, direct and produce, Variety reports.
The original movie made a star of Steve McQueen, and it was previously remade in 1988 by Chuck Russell.
In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, his version will be much different.
"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing; that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie said. "That gigantic Jell-O-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."
A Blob without a ... blob?
Production will begin next spring, the trade paper reports.