Chabon to pen Snow and the Seven; The Blob & The Fog remakes on the way

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Michael Chabon (“Spider-Man 2”) will pen Snow and the Seven for Walt Disney Pictures. The story is set in 1880s British colonial China and will have seven Shaolin monks rather than dwarves. It will mix fantasy, action, and martial arts with the classic children’s story.

Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has teamed with producer Scott Rudin to remake The Blob, the 1958 horror classic, which stared Steve McQueen. The original film was about a jelly-like substance that crashes from space and grows as it consumes humans in its path.

Variety also reports that Revolution Studios has acquired the rights to remake the 1980 John Carpenter film The Fog. Cooper Layne (The Emperor’s Club) will pen the new screenplay. Carpenter, who wrote the original, will produce alongside Debra Hill and David Foster.
The film is set on the shore of the Northern California coastline, where a mysterious fog brings with it the ghosts of several dead seamen looking to kill anything they see.

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