CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON REMAKE
According to Cinescape, Universal Pictures is looking to remake one of its most beloved monster films, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
Gary Ross' Larger Than Life Prods. shingle will handle the film, which will be produced by helmer Gary Ross with his father, Arthur A. Ross. The senior Ross co-wrote the original 1954 classic's script.
At this point, the project has no screenwriter or helmer.
While talking to the Hollywood Reporter, Gary Ross spoke of tackling the project, saying, 'The story my father wrote embodies the clash between primitive men and civilized men, and that obviously makes it a fertile area for re-examination. Plus, I'm thrilled to be working with my dad.'
For the two or three of you who never saw the original, it tells the story of a search for prehistoric fossils along the Amazon River. The search for the remains of a fish man brings a party of naturalists to the Black Lagoon, where they encounter a living specimen of the fossil they seek. The film, directed by Jack Arnold, transcended its sci-fi roots resulting in a powerful film than works on a number of intellectual levels while establishing the last truly great Universal Monster icon.
Next up for Ross, though, is an untitled supernatural romantic comedy starring Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman.