Simon West (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) is set to get behind the camera for the upcoming remake of the 1958 sci-fi cult classic THE BLOB. The original film, directed by Irvin Yeaworth and starring Steve McQueen, followed a growing alien amoeba that crashes from outer space in a meteorite that consumes the citizens at the small community in Pennsylvania. Goldcrest Films is co-producing the new production. Chuck Russell directed and co-wrote (with Frank Darabont) a remake of the The Blob in 1988, which starred Kevin Dillon
West recently directed Wild Card for Lionsgate, which sees Jason Statham starring as a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem. The film is set for a Jan. 30, 2015 release. He is also attached to direct Tolkien & Lewis, a drama about long-time friends J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis who must battle their personal demons to become the world’s foremost fantasy authors. Jacqueline Cook wrote the script and West is also producing.
West is repped by UTA.
Maggie Loyal | Staff Writer