Magazine article Screen International

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Simon West's 'The Blob'

Magazine article Screen International

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Simon West's 'The Blob'

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Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to play in Simon West's (Con Air) remake of 1958 cult classic The Blob, which is due to shoot this fall with additional casting due to be announced shortly.

The sci-fithriller follows the mayhem caused by an alien life form that threatens a small town.

Jackson will play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.

Goldcrest, which is shopping the film in Cannes, has reportedly seen strong demand for the film in key territories.

Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten will produce along with Jack Harris, the 96-year-old producer of the original 1958 film, Judith Parker Harris, and Tae Won Chung.

Goldcrest Post will be providing picture and sound post production services and visual effects under supervisor Chris Haney (Avatar).

Director West said: "I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career. …

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