Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Beware The Gob

In 1958 a campy little Sci-Fi movie premiered that launched the career of Steve McQueen. That movie, in case you didn’t know, was The Blob and it went on to become a cult classic.

Here is the synopsis from Imdb.com:
A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob's destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger. (Rob Hartill)
I might add, the blob gets bigger and bigger by consuming everything in its path – people, animals, inanimate objects, what have you.

Now word is out that a loose remake is going to be made, entitled, The Gob.

Exactly what is The Gob?

Similar to the 1958 Blob, The Gob is also a huge, purple, formless thing that is described as a “jammy, viscous, unctuous mass with an extreme hedonistic bent to it.” By hedonistic, this object consumes whatever it pleases but unlike the original Blob, The Gob is more picky in its tastes. In particular it seems to favor wood, especially oak.

The Gob also consumes people and has no trouble doing so. Rather than run away, people seem drawn to it as if in some hypnotic state and apparently are captured willingly. It's hypnotic power is scarily demonstrated by the global masses of people who become devotees and followers, despite the peril this entails.

Because of its mass consumption, the Gob gets bigger and bigger and there seems to be no limit on its growth, and no way to stop it. Attempts at shooting it only result in splitting it into multiple pieces and thus people are faced with dealing with gobs, not just a gob.

Production is scheduled to begin sometime this summer.

Below is the original trailer for The Blob but as you will see from watching it, not much editing will be required to make it applicable to the upcoming Gob remake. Click here if you can't see the video below.




Here's the link to the Amazon dvd product page: The Blob

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