Concept Art Surfaces From Rob Zombie's Abandoned The Blob Remake
Concept art has surfaced from a proposed remake of The Blob that was going to be directed by Rob Zombie. The rocker and filmmaker first got involved with the project in 2009, around the time he was making Halloween II, but the film was eventually abandoned even though he began doing pre-production for it. Now an artist named Alex Horley has shared early concept art for the project online. Zombie said at the time that he did not want to feature the traditional title monster -- a growing blob of alien goo that absorbs every living thing it touches -- and the art seems to reflect that, containing instead what appears to be mutated human zombies. Zombie later explained why the project was never produced, saying, "I was dealing with people on the movie . . . but just as I went down the road further with the producers and the guys that owned the property, I didn’t feel good about the situation and I just walked away from it. My gut told me this was not a good place to be." Zombie is currently in post-production on his next movie, Three From Hell, a sequel to his 2007 film The Devil's Rejects. He expects to release the film in 2019, along with a new and already completed studio album.