DVD Release DateThe Blob Remake in progress, with Hellraiser Director David Bruckner directing the...

The Blob Remake in progress, with Hellraiser Director David Bruckner directing the film

  • David Bruckner is directing a remake of the sci-fi classic The Blob.
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group is teaming up with Bruckner for the project.
  • The Blob was previously adapted for the screen in 1958 and 1988.

Famed horror director David Bruckner is taking on the challenge of remaking the iconic sci-fi film, The Blob, joining forces with Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group to recreate the iconic extraterrestrial organism’s storyline. The Blob has previously been adapted in 1958 and then again in 1988. The question remains if Bruckner can preserve the film’s B-movie charm while updating it for modern audiences.

As reported by The Wrap, Bruckner, known for his work on The Night House and 2022’s Hellraiser, will reimagine the story of the alien creature that consumes everything it comes into contact with. While specific plot details for the remake are still under wraps, it’s likely that the new Blob will follow a similar narrative to previous iterations. This marks the third time that The Blob has been brought to the big screen, with its original release in 1958 featuring Steve McQueen in his first leading role. The movie tells the tale of an insatiable alien creature that crash-lands in Pennsylvania and becomes a global threat by absorbing living beings and growing larger.

Originally released as a B-movie with a mixed critical response, The Blob has become a horror favorite over time and was remade in 1988 with actors such as Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch, and Jeffrey DeMunn. This 1980s version is now considered one of the better horror movie remakes. It will be interesting to see if director David Bruckner can retain the B-movie appeal while updating the story for contemporary viewers.

2024 promises a bounty of horror films for fans, starting with Bryce McGuire’s Night Swim, produced by Jason Blum and James Wan. The film follows a suburban family terrorized by their haunted swimming pool. Other anticipated releases include Jeff Wadlow’s Imaginary, Alien: Romulus, A Quiet Place: Day One, Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2, Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu, and Terrifier 3.

In the meantime, horror enthusiasts can find plenty of movies to enjoy for free.