Rob Zombie Wants You to Take His Blob Seriously

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· Having sworn off the rebooted Halloween franchise, Rob Zombie has found another deadly horror villain to revive: The Blob, which first threatened Steve McQueen's town in 1958, was remade a little nastier in 1988, and will shoot next year with a new-and-improved title character. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie told Variety. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now." Well, Rob, it is called The Blob. Perhaps a family of homicidal, inbred redneck gelatinous masses might not be the best way to go with this one. [Variety]

Robin Williams goes back to the chapel, Daniel Craig goes back to the movies, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.

· Robin Williams did one for himself with World's Greatest Dad, and so now he does one for them with Wedding Banned, Touchstone's romantic comedy about a divorced couple who kidnaps their daughter on her wedding day to help her avoid the same mistakes they did. Naturally, the couple's relationship blooms anew; I'm guessing the marriage goes off after all, and the whole enterprise will infuriate critics? Anyone have another idea? [THR]

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· Daniel Craig will star in director Jim Sheridan's psychological thriller Dream House, in which Craig moves his family to a rural New England home that once hosted a murder. Sure, it sounds trite, but their producers Morgan Creek are reportedly counting on a "come for the mustache, stay for the movie" marketing blitz -- a fail-safe strategy if there ever was one. [Variety]

· Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo is the latest cast member to join Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Anthony Mackie in The Adjustment Bureau, shooting next month in New York. [Variety]

· Maggie Grace will play Cameron Diaz's sister in the upcoming spy flick Wichita, only to have her dream-wedding hopes threatened when elite spy Tom Cruise hauls Diaz off on a globetrotting mission to protect... a battery. This is the first I'd heard of the plot, actually; I suppose it sounds good. Who doesn't like batteries? [THR]



Comments

  • Rob Zombie: "I know, let's remake The Blob without any blob!"
    Studio: "GENIUS!"

  • Old No.7 says:

    Remember the good ol' days, when all these shitty ideas went straight-to-dvd?

  • Furious D says:

    1. I think they're going to re-title it "The Watchamacallit."
    2. Wedding Banned, Movie Panned.
    3. FEAR THE STACHE!!
    4. That's a lot of adjusting.
    5. I understand Katie Holmes has become very fond of the entire battery industry since her marriage.

  • misantrooper says:

    the blob,
    who would have known it would be an almost prophetic rendition of the future life for the ordinary American?
    so, using a blob today would make it more like watching a documentary about themselves.

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