BLACK LAGOON REVISITED
Universal Pictures has hired writer Tedi Sarafian to write their remake of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON for producer Gary Ross (PLEASANTVILLE). Sarafian most recently wrote the script for TERMINATOR 3 and previously wrote TANK GIRL and THE ROAD KILLERS. While Ross might seem an odd fit for a monster film like CREATURE, his father, Arthur Ross, wrote the original and his son is keeping the legacy alive. Universal is hot on marketing their monster archives after THE MUMMY saw so much success. The studio is pinning a lot of their hopes in summer 2004 on VAN HELSING which will feature revamped versions of Dracula, The Wolfman and Frankenstein. Ross is currently working on SEABISCUIT which stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper.
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