Zombie is excited to break out of the horror genre, and get his hands on some actual science fiction. And this could be one remake that actually improves on the original.
According to the trades, Zombie knows what he has to change about the back story to make it appealing to modern day audiences.
"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing — that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie said. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now."
So expect to see a globby thing that's more gross and less food-like.