Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Simon West’s sci-fi thriller The Blob, a remake of the 1958 classic about an alien life form that threatens a small town. The film is set to shoot in the fall. Jackson will play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the otherworldly predator in the pic. It is being produced by Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten along with Jack Harris, the producer of the original 1958 film, Judith Parker Harris, and Taewon Chung. Goldcrest Films is repping global sales and distribution after launching the pic at EFM in February. Jackson is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.