Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest Films announced today that Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kingsman: The Secret Service) has joined the cast of director Simon West’s sci-fi thriller The Blob, a remake of the 1958 sci-fi classic about an alien life form that threatens a small town. The film will shoot this fall and subsequent casting announcements are anticipated to follow shortly.
Jackson will play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.
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 Taewon Chung.
Goldcrest Films, which is representing global sales and distribution, launched the film to distributors at the EFM earlier in the year to significant buzz and has already secured deals in Germany, Italy, China, Latin America, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Middle East and South Africa.
Goldcrest Post (home to Todd Haynes’ Carol) will be providing picture and sound post production services and visual effects under supervisor Chris Haney (Avatar, The Avengers).
Notes director Simon West: “I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career. He is a unique talent in the industry, definitely one of a kind. I am so pleased that we will finally get to collaborate on this project.”
“Samuel L. Jackson has a reputation for thrilling audiences in commercial movies that deliver real box office success – this is a huge boost to our distribution partners and just adds to the excitement that is building around the picture,” comments Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest Films.
Shara Kay and Laurence Freed will Executive Produce for Elysium Films; Pascal Degove and Nick Quested for Goldcrest; and Ju Young You for A-List Corporation. Michael Roban, Michael Harpster, Kyu C. Lee, Armen Aghaeian, Edward Mokhtarian, Geno Tazioli, Holly Kobzina and Paul Harris Boardman are also Executive Producers.
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