The Blob: According to The Hollywood Reporter, with several remakes under his belt, producer Scott Rudin is turning his attention to the 1958 B-movie The Blob for Paramount Pictures. The Paramount-based producer whose recent credits include The Manchurian Candidate and The Stepford Wives remakes will produce the feature along with Jack Harris, who produced the original film.
Starring Steve McQueen, the campy cult classic followed a mysterious creature from another planet that resembled a giant blob of jelly and went on a path of destruction as it grew bigger. The horror/sci-fi movie was remade in 1988 with Chuck Russell at the helm.
Paramount has fast become the home of the redo, with other remakes in the works including The Last Holiday with Queen Latifah, A New Leaf with Barry Sonnenfeld and The Naked Jungle with Jonathan Hensleigh.