The 1958 low-budget horror classic The Blob (starring a very young Steve McQueen) has already gotten the remake treatment once, in 1988. That version was pretty inessential, and some horror fans may wonder whether another attempt at updating the material after another 30 years is really necessary. If you're one of those, then you should know that Samuel L. Jackson is starring in the forthcoming re-remake, which would make it very necessary indeed.
Speaking to the Toronto Sun on the press tour for Kong: Skull Island, Jackson strongly suggested he'd be participating in the film: "I've been running from or chasing King Kong, Godzilla, the Wolfman, whatever, since I was a kid… so I'm doing Kong for the same reason I'll probably be doing The Blob. I just got a call the other day, [and the producers] finally got their money from China to do Blob."
His casting was later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, and (unconfirmed) rumors have popped up online suggesting Halle Berry is joining the cast as well. Veteran action director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) has long been attached to the project, but his involvement is also unconfirmed. We'll have to wait to see how The Blob takes shape, but one thing seems certain: Mr. Jackson will have a few choice words for the monster.